They tell their stories to music, using instruments such as the ngoni, the kora or the balafon. A kora is a 21 string lute which sounds like a melodic harp.
A griot trains for years learning to play the kora and listening to elder griots telling their stories.
Among most groups, such as the Akan societies, chiefs are elected to the position, normally by a council of elders.
The elders have the power to overrule a chief’s decisions or remove him if he acts inappropriately.
Throughout Ghana, villages and towns are part of chieftaincies.
She tries to rest it up when she can, and stays hydrated throughout her hectic schedule.
Diop opens up about her personal experience of being an ambassador for authenticity.
She says, Years ago, I would wake up, and the first thing I would think about is how to change my skin color.
However, the role of the chief is largely ceremonial today.
Festival In this video…Children at the SOS Children’s Village in Tema, Ghana are having a festival.