Ghanaian chiefs to display ceremonial majesty at Kennesaw State event


“Year of Ghana” Day helps kick off university’s yearlong study of West African…

Georgia (Sep 21, 2012)“Year of Ghana” Day helps kick off university’s yearlong study of West African nation

KENNESAW, Ga. (Sept. 21, 2012) — A “Durbar of Chiefs,” a ceremonial pageant of more than 20 Ghanaian chiefs, will highlight the celebration of Kennesaw State University’s “Year of Ghana” Day, one of more than 30 lectures, exhibits and performances planned for the university’s study of the West African nation throughout the academic year.  The “Year of Ghana” is the 29thannual country study hosted by Kennesaw State.


The Durbar of Chiefs is patterned after a Ghanaian ceremony in which traditional leaders — adorned in their finest regalia — install a new chief or welcome visiting dignitaries. The chiefs will be accompanied by drummers, horn blowers and praise singers, also arrayed in colorful, traditional costumes. The event also will feature a tasting of traditional Ghanaian foods, dancers and the performance of a traditional folk tale.


  • Daniel S. Papp, Kennesaw State President
  • Representatives of the Ghana Council of Georgia
  • Representatives of Ghanaian Traditional Rulers of Georgia
  • African Arts and Culture Center dancers
  • KSU Tellers performance artists
  • Praman Home Tasting of Mableton


Wednesday, Sept. 26, 12:30-2 p.m.


The Student Center, University Rooms A-E, on the Kennesaw State campus, 1000 Chastain Road, Kennesaw, GA 30144 


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