School of Performing Arts University of Ghana — Legon

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When a nation sets out to identify itself with her cultural heritage institutions are always set up to champion the course. Inadvertently, the total growth of all countries cannot be seen through the telescopic lens of the Economists alone. Thus it had been ro1ized through the decades since independence that not until every facet of our traditions and culture are harnessed for total development, not much can he achieved in the direction of socio-cultural development. The identity of Ghanaians with a common destiny must first be seen in a common context of the African way of life. This projection in cultural exchange programmes with other cultures epitomizes international co-operation and dialogue for peace on earth. When therefore conscious efforts are made to research into and preserve traditional artistic performances, a nation opens a new chapter for her peoples to understand, appreciate and give expression to their 1on cherished dreams. To just research and document are not enough, a platform for refinement of materials obtained, their dissemination and transfer to the younger generations must be the panacea for the dearth in African cultural identity. A school purposely designed for this mission becomes a vital missing link.
A thesis submitted to the Board of Postgraduate Studies, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Kumasi, in partial fulfilment of the requirements for the award of Postgraduate Diploma in Architecture, 1989