We create positive change in northern Ghana using music as a tool for education, social change, and cultural preservation. Empowering local artists and community members as leaders, we implement cultural and education activities for local youth in Tamale.
Programming includes traditional music, dance, as well as modern music and even an in-house studio for youth to record and learn new technological skills. The school was created in 2010 by Mohammed Alidu and the Playing for Change Foundation, employing local musicians, teachers and administrators. Alidu is the descendant of a long line of talking drum chiefs known as the “Bizung” that have lived in the area for centuries. It is more than ever time to preserve and transmit this rich cultural heritage to the young generations.
Music as a tool for education and preservation of cultural heritage. Empowering local leaders to to serve a community through educational and cultural activities. Using the power of music as a segway to mindfulness and collaborative spirit.
For the last decade, the Bizung school has been hosting a musical event in Tamale to celebrate the power of music and promote artists in the region. Over the last 2 years this annual event has become an encounter for international artists and music lovers in Tamale. In 2023, Playing For Change day will held on July 29th and 30th.
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Multiple West African dances from different origins through different teachers: Sinte, Jera, Bamaya…
The Luan (or Lunga) is a large talking drum from the Northern Region of Ghana.
These traditional drums originate from the Greater Accra region but are an important part of the drumming tradition in Ghana
The African xylophone is the ancestor of the marimba and somehow of the modern piano.
Specific to the Northern Region of Ghana, the Gon Guan is a large traditional bass drum with a snare wire
Guitar classes are taking place on a weekly basis at the Bizung School.