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INTERNATIONAL CENTRE FOR AFRICAN CULTURE AND ARTS (ICACA)

International Centre for African Culture and Arts (ICACA) is a non-governmental cultural and development organization registered in Ghana. It is committed to the Research,Education, Promotion and  Preservation of African  culture and arts  in Africa and throughout the world. We are also committed to how culture affects development and impacts  the lives of the communities that practice it.

OUR MISSION:

ICACA- Ghana as a non-profit organization is dedicated to helping people understand and appreciate the folk traditions and local culture of everyday life--present and past in Africa and throughout the world. To do so, ICACA-Ghana seeks to research and preserve a record of diverse groups, customs and traditions; to recognize and empower traditional arts and artists; to identify and promote communal identity; and to provide opportunities for people of all ages to learn about folklore and local culture of Africans and wherever they are found.

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A Rites of Passage Program for Girls in Ghana
 

Our History

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".  Harold who is an Ethnomusicologist, Dancer, Choreographer, Musician,Historian and a Teacher founded the organization in Ghana in 1998 with assistance from 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 recognised by the department of Social Welfare as an NGO. In Ghana, its members are Teachers of culture, cultural and community based organisations and associations, artists and craftmasters from all over country. Membership is also open to anybody who has genuine interests in African Culture and Arts.
Since its inception, I.C.A.C.A has undertaken a number of programmes that has ensured a healthy development of people and effected constructive social change in a number of communities in Ghana. It has also brought together a number of Ghanaian and International cultural organisations for collaboration on projects in Ghana and abroad. Under its direction,  a number of community, regional , national and international cultural arts festivals have taken place. 
Currently I.C.A.C.A has branches in ITALY and in the USA.

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