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Delta State to lead summer trip to Guinea

By January 28, 2009General

Delta State University faculty members Karen Fosheim and Alan Barton, and master drummer Olugbala Manns of Kent, Ohio will be leading a summer trip to Guinea, Africa May 28-July 2.

During the trip, participants will be housed in a private complex in Guinea’s capital city of Conakry, a port city located on the Atlantic Ocean and a diverse urban center with a population of approximately 2 million.  Masters drummers and dancers from Guinea will offer daily classes on site on West African drumming and dance and Delta State travelers will be actively involved in the culture of the area.
Additional highlights include a two-night stay in Paris, France at the onset of the journey, a weekend stay on the beautiful island of Roume, near Conakry, a weekend excursion inland to Kindia, and a traditional weekend-long Dundunba festival at the complex.
Delta State students may register for up to six hours credit for the trip.  General education course offerings include Music 115:  Experiencing Music and Sociology 101:  Principles of Sociology.  Additional courses offered include Music 440:  Music and Cultural Studies and Sociology 492:  Culture and Community.
Cost includes round trip airfare, Paris excursion, all excursions and accommodations while in Guinea.  Meals at the complex will be included in the cost and will be prepared by local cooks who will use fresh ingredients from the Atlantic Ocean and nearby farms.
Deadline to register is March 2.
Members of the community are welcome to register for this trip.
For more information on pricing, and to register, contact Melissa Stewart, Coordinator of Continuing Studies at (662) 846-4833 or e-mail