Special report: Classroom lessons are not enough without “Wogbe Jeke”

Special report: Classroom lessons are not enough without “Wogbe Jeke”
Source: Ghana | Myjoyonline | Austin Brako-Powers | Email: Austin.powers@myjoyonline.com
Date: 04-04-2016 Time: 02:04:59:pm

It may appear as another classroom lesson in the famous Amphitheatre auditorium of the University of Ghana, Legon.

Since it began showcasing the many historical stories of Ghana, the Heritage Theatre Series continues to wow many Ghanaians and foreign nationals with vivid historical tales in their pure form.

The writer and initiator of 'Wogbe Jeke' (a Ga word translated as 'we have journeyed from afar to get here), Abdul Moomen also known as Chieff Moomen says his dream is to bring the history of Ghana closer to both Ghanaians and foreign nationals through his productions.

Listening to the heroic exploits of Yaa Asantewaa, Ndewura Jakpa, and Okomfo Anokye as well as the tales of how the various ethnic groups came together to form modern day Ghana can appear to be boring.

However, it is a different experience when one sees the re-enactment of these same stories, scenes with a mixture of cultural displays of the various ethnic groups, music, dance and drama.

JOYNEWS’ Manasseh Azure Awuni was at the Amphitheatre auditorium to find out what it means to have music, dance, and drama woven in the everyday history of Ghana.

Find below his report on the Heritage Theatre Series dubbed “Wogbe Jeke” at the University of Ghana’s Amphitheatre.

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