Students earn an English language Ghanaian education.

A close-knit farming community in the Ewe-speaking Volta Region, Kopeyia is celebrated for enthusiastically perpetuating the traditions of Ewe culture. Many of its young craftsmen, artists and musicians have been able to dedicate their lives to the indigenous culture of their ancestors thanks to the Dagbe Arts Centre.

 

It is here, in this remarkably serene yet dynamic setting, that people of different backgrounds and cultures freely share their stories, values and customs in an atmosphere of kindness, tolerance and mutual respect. We know that our African way of life may be very different from your own, but it is our pleasure and honor to share ours with you.

 

Since the inception of the institute in 1992, musicians, professors, teachers, and students from all over the world including Jamaica, Italy, USA, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand have participated in Dagbe’s teaching and learning programs. Students and professors from the University of North Texas, Bowling Green State University, the University of Tennessee, Berklee College of Music, the University of Wisconsin-Madison and Lawrence University as well as high school teachers from other part of the world, individual musicians and students from various parts of the world have all participated in our programs.

 

Our visitors are encouraged to learn some of the Ewe words through interaction with the village population. The Kopeyia-Bloomfield School is the second institution of Dagbe Institute and Arts Centre. This school was also founded by Mr. Godwin Agbeli and Robert Levin, an American tourist from New York, USA and student of the Dagbe Institute. A majority of the people in the village have natural skills in drumming, dancing and music. Their expertise is always at the disposal of the students at the institute.

Founded in 1992 by Godwin Kwashie Agbeli in the village of Kopeyia, Ghana. The Dagbe Cultural Institute and Art Center is a remarkable, outstanding with high reputation cultural institute and art center in Ghana.

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A sprawling village with a population of 2,000, Kopeyia lies in an area close to the sea that is known for its breathtaking natural beauty. With gently rolling farmlands intersected by lagoons and laced with tropical trees (coconut and palm being the most common), Kopeyia is the home of a nationally known drumming troupe, Kopeyia is a farming area where  many people speak both English and Ewe languages. The Dagbe Arts Centre, and the Kopeyia-Bloomfield Primary and junior Secondary Schools where 1,000 Village area 

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