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GMGE: Ghanaian Music//Global Entrepreneurship

Haverford, Bryn Mawr, & Swarthmore Colleges

Wednesday, March 21 – Friday, March 23, 2012

GMGE is a tri-college symposium that explores questions and creative practices concerning global entrepreneurship in Ghanaian music scenes. The program features some of the most exciting and innovative Ghanaian musical artists and groups today: Blitz the Ambassador, Derrick N. Ashong & Soulfège, and Paapa.


Wednesday 3/21:

GMGE KICKOFF TEACH-IN. 8-9 pm. BMC Campus Center.

Crash course in Ghanaian music and pop culture.

Thursday 3/22:

GMGE SCREENING & PANEL. 7-9:30 pm. HC Sharpless Auditorium.

HomeGrown: HipLife in Ghana.’ Q&A with Blitz and Paapa, moderated by Prof. Jesse Shipley.

Friday 3/23:

GMGE CONCERT. 10 pm – 1 am. HC Founders Great Hall.

Blitz the AmbassadorDerrick N. Ashong & Soulfège, and Paapa.

And more activities and workshops throughout. Full schedule here.


Haverford and Bryn Mawr are located on the Main Line, Philadelphia. Take the R5 Paoli/Thorndale Regional Rail from Philadelphia.


Run in conjunction with the Haverford and Bryn Mawr Africana Studies Programs and tri-college Africana Studies Consortium. In partnership with Haverford’s Black Students’ League, Bryn Mawr’s African and Caribbean Students’ Organization, and Swarthmore’s African Students’ Association and Black Studies Program.

Supported by the Tri-Co Digital Humanities, Haverford College President’s Office, Dean’s Fund, Center for Peace & Global Citizenship, Special Events Committee, Hurford Center for Arts & Humanities, Collection Fund, Students’ Council, Student Activities, Office of Multicultural Affairs, Music Department, Sociology Department; Bryn Mawr College Education Program, Self-Governance Association, Dean’s Office, Anthropology Department; and Swarthmore College Department of Music and Dance and Black Studies Program.

Sponsored by Brothers Screen GraFX in Upper Darby, Africans & Jamaicans Kitchen in Yeadon, Lovecchio’s Pizza in Bryn Mawr, and Concept X Sound in Long Island.


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