From a term meaning “Warrior King,” Ghana on Africa’s west coast has historically been home to a number of ancient African empires. Today, the influences of dozens of native groups (including the Ashanti, Akan, and Dagomba) come together to make the Ghanaian culture as colorful as the country’s famed kente cloth. With stunning natural beauty along the coast, and a number of church and school choirs, the sad history of the Slave Forts of Ghana that tell the terrible history of slave trading to America and Europe, it is a compelling concert tour for groups interested in Africa’s long history and their own unique traditions of drumming and choral music. Accra also boasts good orchestras and a fine national concert hall.

Classical Movements has been putting together tours to West Africa since 1997 for numerous school groups of teachers and principals of D.C. Public Schools. Tours have included Mali, The Gambia, Ghana, Senegal and Togo.


Sights & Sounds

  • Accra
  • Osu Castle
  • Independence Square
  • African Choral Festival
  • Labadi Beach
  • Cape Coast Castle
  • Kumasi
  • Kejetia Market
  • Lake Volta
  • Tamale Mole National Park
  • Jamestown
  • Highlife Music


“Classical Movements proved to be the best decision we made for our trip to South Africa. Their staff was efficient, friendly and dependable. Our guide – incredible! This company provided a broad diversity of musical engagements that provided fine audiences, high-profile collaborations and attractive venues. With 25 years of touring, I have never experienced such a supportive and dependable company.”

-Craig Dennison, Artistic Director-Florida’s Singing Sons Boychoir



Travel Agent, December 18, 1995

“It is difficult to classify Blue Heart Tours (Classical Movements), a wholesaler that started with one destination and one itinerary but now offers programs in Europe, Africa, and Asia. If there are defining characteristics, they would be ability to keep prices low by watching costs…