A single donor made possible a field trip for about 16 students at the School for the Arts in Baltimore to Ghana, WJZ-TV (CBS affiliate) reports.
After spending a week in western Africa, the students returned and reflected on their experiences and on what the artistic students from the other side of the world had taught them.
“They needed someone to really remember the songs, so when we got back, we could teach it to everyone,” said senior Abagail Tawiah in the report, after singing a few moments from a song she had learned on the immersion field trip.
Art has a way of breaking through economic, cultural, and other boundaries, reported Mike Schuh for the station. Despite not having quite as many resources or as much money as US schools have, the Ghananian students were very much like their American peers: creative and eager to share their art with others.
“We are building global citizens, so people who are going to take this experience with them for the rest of their lives,” Ms Tawiah added.