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A Journey From Ghana To America

Feb 19, 2019

It is a cruel irony that the first Christian church in what is now the country of Ghana is built in a coastal fort directly over the holding pens for the slave trade.

Illinois State University ethnomusicology professor Ama Oforiwaa Aduonum visited those caverns and speaks about them regularly. In this Ted X Normal address GLT brings you for Black History Month, Oforiwaa takes a walk with her ancestors. This mixture of speech, song, spiritual journey and performance art is a Journey from the Dungeons in Ghana to America.

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