The official language of the West African nation of Ghana is English. However, the Ga language is spoken by many of the native peoples of the country. This recording, produced by Ivan Annan in 1964, is an introduction to Ga for English speakers traveling in Ghana and for others who may be interested in learning the language. Sharing languages, Annan hopes, will help promote intercultural understanding and connection. The album’s liner notes include English translations and transliterations.
1964 Record Label
Folkways Records Source Archive
Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage
2004 Smithsonian Folkways Recordings / 1964 Folkways Records