Ghana Goods specialises in skilled tuition and workshops teaching African drum and xylophone techniques, run by renowned teacher Ben Lawrence.
We sell professional musical instruments and traditional craft products from Ghana, working directly with the instrument makers to ensure that our products are of the best quality, Fair Trade and from sustainable sources.
Ghana Goods is dedicated to promoting and celebrating Ghanaian traditional music & dance, and sharing it’s rich culture & history in Ghana and the UK.
We provide a comprehensive range of drums, xylophones, bells and shakers from some of the most respected instrument makers in Ghana. We ensure that all our instruments are of the highest professional quality, fully tuned and fair traded. Take a look at our shop and see our large range of baskets, beads, games, clothes, CD’s shea butter and black soap.
Ben Lawrence runs drum and xylophone workshops in Bristol and across the country, teaching a wide variety of skills to schools, teacher training, business & community workshops.
His students include: professional musicians, toddlers, people with learning difficulties, bankers and people from all backgrounds.
Audio Tuition by Ben is available on Cd, DVD and download.
Learn about the basic rhythmic foundations for playing drums, percussion and xylophone. Free downloads, rhythms and lessons on the basics.
Visit the Maintenance pages for advice about how to maintain, tune, and re skin your instruments and take care of your own body when playing them. We also offer an instrument repair and re-skinning service.
Discover the Culture, History, Dances, Musical Instruments, festivals, religion and the social structures behind the music of the many tribes of Ghana. Learn more about the Ashanti, Ewe, Ga, Dagaare, Sasaala, Dagomba, and Kasena Nankeni tribes.
Ghana Music Scene:
Find out about the current Ghanaian traditional music scene, how
It evolved into its current style, looking at a brief history of the last 100 years of music in Ghana.
UK Music Scene: A look at the many African Teachers, Performers and cultural Festivals in the UK.
Ghana Good’s director Ben Lawrence, is a renowned teacher and percussionist who has been teaching and performing African music for over 20 years.
Ben has been travelling between the UK and Ghana regularly for 17 years, learning from and performing with some of Ghana’s leading performers and teachers, and working with respected Ghanaian instrument makers to supply professional quality African musical instruments to the UK.
Ben teaches a program of residential courses, weekend workshops and evening classes, and teaches regularly at many festivals including Drum Camp, Tribe of Doris and African Beats Camp.
He is also involved in composing and performing for the Drum Orchestra and his Xylophone band Mpasem.