In mid-November, Grammy-nominated Ghanaian musician and activist Rocky Dawuni visited lower school history teacher Tobias Wade’s fourth grade class. Students learned about various aspects of Ghanaian culture, including a board game called oware, a popular dish known as fufu and kente cloth, a type of silk important to Ghana’s history and culture.
“All of the students loved the visit,” said Wade. “They were really enamored by Rocky and even persuaded him to sing for us.”
Dawuni, whose brother is the chief of the Konkomba tribe of northern Ghana, also answered questions about the role of the chief in a democratic society and the daily lives of children.
“Overall, it was a great opportunity for the students and myself,” Wade said. “It really opened their eyes to a whole world around them.”