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Antibalas Tops List of Best 15 Afrobeat Albums of 2012

Courtesy of our friends over at The Afrobeat Blog, here's a list of the Top 15 Afrobeat Albums of 2012. Topping the list is Brooklyn-based Antibalas, featuring drummer and ThisWorldMusic Ghana study abroad alum Miles Arntzen. 1. Antibalas - Antibalas 2. Fangnawa...

Teaching Music in Urban Schools: One Educator’s Journey

Today on the ThisWorldMusic blog we are pleased to feature the first in a two-part guest post from Elizabeth Green, a music educator in New York City and participant on the summer 2012 ThisWorldMusic Study in Ghana program. Picture it. 2 p.m, 6th grade band rehearsal,...

From Africa to Chicago: A Children’s Game Teaches Music

“Holo holo holo holo, gbe sia, bne nono…” The voices of my second grade general music students sing in Ewe as the students hold the garden rocks, tracing circles on the floor. “Ala, sariki babu. Ala sariki babu.” Each student excitedly picks up his or her rock and,...

Ghana Program Wins Top Award from Abroad101 and STA Travel

We are thrilled to announce that ThisWorldMusic's Ghana program has been named a Top Pick in the 2012 Abroad101 Study Abroad Rankings presented by STA Travel! Thanks to our amazing participants for so many 5-star reviews, as well as to our partners, without whom this...