Art Attack on the streets of Accra; Chale Wote has come to stay

African Electronics, the theme for the 5th edition of the solitary street art festival in Africa, amalgamated art, music, dance and performances on the historic High Street of Accra from August 20 to 23, 2015.

Four days in a row, activity after activity,  thousands of people trooped to the venue without any disappointment as graffiti murals, street paintings, theatre, installations, live music performances, dance, extreme sports, fashion, poetry, historical tours, art workshops, food and technology markets glorified art.

If it was in the pre-smartphone era, photography shops will run out of films as each moment was recorded and social media buzzing with art by  both Ghanaian and international artists including Bright Ackwerh, Benjamin Okantey, Adjo Kisser, Steloo, Nana Oforiatta Ayim, Attukwei Clottey, Kwame Asante Agyare, Moh Awudu, Elsa M’bala (Cameroon), Temi Kogbe (Nigeria), Anna Kurtycz and RUDEK (Benin), Sandra Krampelhuber (Austria) and Kenturah Davis (U.S.), among others.

Not to bore you with lots of grammar as this is a late post anyway…enjoy the photographs below shot with Samsung Galaxy S6 and Samsung Galaxy Camera.

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Published by Ismail Akwei

Ismail Akwei is an international journalist, communications and media consultant, editor, writer, human rights advocate, pan-Africanist, tech enthusiast, history fanatic and a lover of arts and culture. He has worked with multinational media companies across the continent and has over a decade’s experience in journalism.

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