Cold - Casting Adowa Dancer in Powdered Metal: Resource for Education and Promotion of Ghanaian Culture

Authors

  • Ofori, Dompreh Hughes Department of Industrial Art, Faculty of Art, CABE, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, PMB UPO Kumasi, Ghana
  • George Kushiator 2Department of Communication Design, Faculty of Art, CABE Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, PMB UPO Kumasi, Ghana
  • Kissi Samuel Baah Department of Industrial Art, Faculty of Art, CABE, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, PMB UPO Kumasi, Ghana
  • Kwesi Kafui Agyeman Department of Industrial Art, Faculty of Art, CABE, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, PMB UPO Kumasi, Ghana

Keywords:

Adowa, dance, cast, metal, culture, symbolism

Abstract

Cultural assimilation plays an important role in the traditions of every society or clan. In the case of the
nation Ghana, the youth has assimilated foreign cultures at such an alarming rate that they seem to have
forgotten about their very own culture. As custodians of these valued traditional art and cultural practices,
it is the priority of the enlightened within the society to preserve and promote such distinctive cultural
practices. The purpose of this paper is to cast Adowa dancer in powdered metals; resource for education
and promotion of Ghanaian culture. The study employed practice based and descriptive methodologies.
The results indicated that casting Adowa dancer employing fabrication technique could serve as a resource
for education, preservation and promotion of the Ghanaian culture. The researchers recommend that metal
casting should be used as a platform to communicate to the youth in Africa and the world at large about
the significance, preservation and promotion of Ghanaian cultural heritage

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Published

2021-09-30

How to Cite

Hughes, O. D. ., Kushiator , G., Baah, K. S., & Agyeman, K. K. (2021). Cold - Casting Adowa Dancer in Powdered Metal: Resource for Education and Promotion of Ghanaian Culture. ADRRI Journal of Arts and Social Sciences, 18(2 (6) July-September), 79-96. Retrieved from https://journals.adrri.org/index.php/adrrijass/article/view/706