AN OPPORTUNITY TO LEARN
Short-term drumming sessions can be arranged at Maranatha Beach Camp in Ada Foah. The duration of the session depends on group size and personal interest. There are no regular classes but they are arranged according to the demand. So just call to find out more.
Culture Troupe: +233 (0)54-0954486 (Dexter)
Contact Maranatha: +233 (0)24-3528248 (Winfred)
BASKET & MAT WEAVING
Weaving palm leaves into baskets and jute into rope and mats for sleeping is a widespread local activity. Men traditionally weave baskets and women mats. On two of the islands in the river (Alorkpem and Aflive) you can watch the locals weaving and also try it out for yourself and prepare your own basket to take home. Get more information and book a tour at the Tourist Information Center.
At the Vume Pottery Cooperation the locally produced, colourful vases and pots can be bought at the place of production, visitors can watch the men and women working on the potter’s wheel or with their hands or try it out themselves.
Contact the Tourist Information Center for more information on a tour.
How to get there: take a Tro-Tro from Kasseh in the direction to Aflao (takes about 20 to 30 minutes). You will know that you are in Vume when you see the colorful pots standing along the street.