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Ghana to hold the first-ever West African Music and Arts Festival in Accra

Ghlagatin 3 weeks ago 0

Ghana is poised to make history as a significant destination for hosting major events with the upcoming inaugural West Africa Music & Arts Festival in Accra.

This pioneering event, the first of its kind in the region, will unfold over four days, commencing at the iconic Kwame Nkrumah Memorial Park on Wednesday, June 19th, 2024 – coinciding with the official Juneteenth celebration in Ghana.

The festival is not merely a vibrant Music Industry Conference designed to unite industry stakeholders and educate the masses; it is also a celebration of the rich cultural heritage and artistic diversity of West Africa.

It will serve as a platform to showcase and educate on all aspects of the music industry. From electrifying performances by renowned artists to interactive workshops, master classes, and captivating art installations, attendees can expect an unparalleled experience.

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“As co-founder of the West Africa Music & Arts Festival, I am thrilled to launch this groundbreaking event in Accra, Ghana.

“Our festival was birthed from the ideology of strengthening the connectivity of the diasporas and continuing the work of educating the masses about the Music and Entertainment Industries.

“This festival celebrates the vibrant cultural tapestry of West Africa and what it means to the world. In addition to energetic and interactive panels and master classes, we are showcasing the region’s rich musical heritage and artistic talent.

“Through music, arts, and community, we aim to foster unity, diversity, and creativity globally. This festival is not just about entertainment; it’s about creating meaningful connections and inspiring positive change.

“We invite everyone to join us in Accra for an unforgettable celebration of music, arts, and culture that will resonate far beyond the festival grounds,” stated Jasmine Young, MBA-Co-founder, Marketing Strategist, Professor and Music Industry Veteran.

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As Ghana takes centre stage in hosting this festival, attendees can look forward to a diverse lineup of performances encompassing various genres like Afrobeat, Highlife, Hip Hop, and more.

Furthermore, engaging with Music & Entertainment industry professionals worldwide, participating in insightful panel discussions, and discovering emerging talent from across the continent are all part of the festival experience.

“This festival is more than just a celebration of music and arts; it’s a celebration of our shared heritage and identity as West Africans and the entire African Diaspora.

“It’s an opportunity to spotlight the astonishing talent and creativity within our shared culture and connect with audiences from Ghana and beyond,” stated Annabelle McKenzie, the Director of the Beyond The Return Secretariat.

The West Africa Music & Arts Festival is fully endorsed by the Ghana Tourism Authority and supported by Warner Records Africa – emphasising the festival’s dedication to promoting cultural exchange, fostering collaboration, and showcasing the best of West Africa.

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“We are proud to support the West Africa Music & Arts Festival,” said Akwasi Agyeman, CEO of the Ghana Tourism Authority.

“This festival not only celebrates our vibrant music and arts scene but also promotes tourism and economic development in our region. We eagerly anticipate welcoming visitors from near and far to immerse themselves in the beauty and creativity of Ghana.”

Arrangements so far is as follows;

Day 1 – Welcome / Opening Celebration @ Kwame Nkrumah Memorial Park

Day 2- Opening Plenary – Panel Discussions

Day 3-Master Classes taught by Music Industry Icons

Day 4-Travel and Tourism / African Association of Ghana Juneteenth Parade / Performances

 Host Hotel- Labadi Beach Hotel https://labadibeachhotelgh.com/

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Written By

Frank Oteng known professionally as Ghlagatin is a Ghanaian celebrity blogger, freelance journalist, and reporter.He is the founder of Ghlagatin.net, an entertainment website. He graduated from Accra Technical University, ATU with a National High Diploma in Interior Design.

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