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THE HISTORY OF I.C.A.C.A

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I.C.A.C.A was founded out of a desire to Research, Document, Preserve and to Promote African Culture and Arts globally from an African perspective.  As Harold  Akyeampong, the founder says  "To Tell Our Own Stories, Challenge all the Stereotypes about our great continent and to Educate the World about Africa". 

Harold, currently based in the USA is an Ethnomusicologist, Historian, Dance Critic,  Choreographer, Musician, Motivational Speaker and a Teacher. The organization was originally founded in Ghana in 1998 with assistance from African Studies academic scholars, teachers, students, cultural experts, community leaders and elders in Africa. It is registered with the Registrar General of Ghana in 2000 and is recognized by the department of Social Welfare as an NGO.

In Ghana, its members are teachers and students of culture, cultural and community based organizations, institutions and associations, artists and craftmasters from all over the country. Global membership is also opened to anybody who has genuine interests in African History, Culture and Arts.

Since its inception, I.C.A.C.A has undertaken a number of programs that has ensured a healthy development of people and effected constructive social change in a number of communities in Ghana and abroad. These efforts has brought together a number of Ghanaian and International cultural organizations for collaboration on projects in Ghana and abroad. 

I.C.A.C.A has working relations with a number of international non-profits promoting global peace, community developments, human rights, culture and music. Among them are the Center for World Folkloric Arts, USA; EARTHDANCE International,USA; OBAATANPA House of Hope Inc. USA, Ancient Ministries,New York and African Market Concepts, USA.

Currently I.C.A.C.A has satelite offices in USA and in Italy. 

 

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