Travelogue: Charlottesville sister city delegation visits Winneba, Ghana

Outside of City Hall, clustered in a sliver of shade protecting from the peak heat of the afternoon, the council, dressed in bright, traditional garb, sang, danced and praised gods to protect the delegation for the week and secured success for everyone’s individual missions by “pouring libations to the gods, to invoke the spirits of elders—you will leave Winneba praising its name,” said the lead councilman. Photo by Natalie Jacobsen

Support C-VILLE Weekly

C-VILLE Weekly is Charlottesville’s leading newspaper. Founded in 1989, it’s been the area’s local source for informative (and informed) stories in news, arts, and living for more than 26 years.