Music And Dance at Bizung (Ghana)

  In early July, students from Tufts University traveled to Ghana to visit the Bizung School of Music & Dance. While the students were there they learned about the local culture through traditional African drumming and dance classes; in addition they had the opportunity to exchange ideas and share their culture with the students and … Read More

Getting Ready for PFC Day in Ghana Bizung School of Music - Ghana

Getting Ready for PFC Day in Ghana

Bizung School of Music & Dance – Ghana Students and teachers at the Bizung School are getting ready for Playing For Change Day! Enjoy this performance captured and edited by our local video team in Tamale, Ghana Join PFC Day

A song by our Students in Ghana Bizung School of Music - Ghana

A song by our Students in Ghana

Bizung School of Music & Dance – Ghana Students and teachers at the Bizung School of Music and Dance in Tamale, Ghana, have come together to record a song written by Halik, one of the students at the school. The song is titled “Bohami Bagsim”, which literally means “Learn Skills” and evokes how much Halik … Read More

Meet with Somed Bizung School of Music - Ghana

Meet with Somed

Bizung School of Music & Dance – Tamale, Ghana Somed has been a student at the Bizung School of Music and Dance in Tamale, Ghana, for over 4 years. He tells us in his own words how learning music has created an amazing spirit of peace deep in his soul. SEE SOMED PERFORMING WITH THE … Read More

Bizung Students Perform The Tora Dance

Bizung School of Music & Dance – Ghana Students at the Bizung School of Music and Dance in Tamale, Ghana, perform the Tora Dance surrounded by colorful murals in the courtyard of the school. The Tora Dance is a traditional dance from Northern Ghana performed at the end of the harvest season, or for weddings, … Read More

Aicha – Meet The Students Bizung School of Music - Ghana

Aicha – Meet The Students

Aïcha has been a student at the Bizung School of Music and Dance since she was fourteen years old. In the last four years she has learned many skills that have enriched her life

Meet with Halik Bizung School of Music - Ghana

Meet with Halik

Bizung School of Music & Dance – Tamale, Ghana  Halik is from Tamale, Ghana, and has been attending the Bizung School of Music and Dance since 2010. He is very talented and studies Gon guan and gonje. Halik had the opportunity to travel with other Bizung students to the Volta Region and to Accra, the capital and … Read More

Musical Roots & Cultural Connections

Bizung School of Music & Dance – Ghana Mohammed Alidu, founder of the of the PFCF music school in Tamale, Ghana, invites you to discover the school and its musical roots. Hear the sounds of the instruments, meet with the kings of the Northern region of Ghana, and get a sneak preview of the first … Read More

Welcome to Tamale | Bizung School of Music & Dance

Bizung School of Music & Dance – Tamale, Ghana Students at the Bizung School of Music & Dance are learning traditional Ghanian music and dance within the school’s classrooms, and teachers are spreading these rich artistic traditions to the city’s youth.. Program Coordinator, François, created this video that will transport you into the heart of … Read More

Opening Day at Bizung School of Music and Dance

Bizung School of Music & Dance – Ghana In February 2010, the Playing For Change Foundation opened its second music school in Tamale, Ghana, hometown of PFC band member Mohammed Alidu. Alidu is the descendant of a lineage of drummer chiefs from the Northern Region of Ghana called the Bizung. The school offers classes in … Read More