The rise of Ghana Dancehall music ‘madness’ in the ghettos

Far from Trench Town, Rose Town and Denham Town in Kingston, Jamaica, Dancehall music has overwhelmed Nima, Maamobi, and Accra Newtown etc. in Accra, Ghana to become the most vibrant genre in the populous communities. Murals and initials of local stars and their support group painted on walls in alleys will greet any first timeContinue reading “The rise of Ghana Dancehall music ‘madness’ in the ghettos”

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 graffitiContinue reading “Art Attack on the streets of Accra; Chale Wote has come to stay”

Mandela and Nkrumah come alive on AU Day at the Osu Oxford Street Mall

Brush stroke after brush stroke, it took the genius of multi-talented artist Mohammed Awudu to bring alive a smiling Nelson Mandela and a forward-looking Kwame Nkrumah on a canvas in front of the Osu Shopping Mall. Dubbed, the Africa Day Live Graffiti & Mural Painting, the Osu Oxford Street acknowledged the struggles that led toContinue reading “Mandela and Nkrumah come alive on AU Day at the Osu Oxford Street Mall”

Samuel Tete Katchan paintings at Francophonie Festival 2015

The 2015 Francophonie Festival held at the Alliance Francaise in Accra in March displayed a number of artworks. Our spotlight today is on the paintings of Togolese artist based in Ghana, Samuel Tete Our spotlight today is on the paintings of Togolese artist based in Ghana, Samuel Tete Katchan. They were displayed at the Art Studio ofContinue reading “Samuel Tete Katchan paintings at Francophonie Festival 2015”

Accra gives Jazz legend, Earl Klugh, a standing ovation

Characterized by an outpour of Jazz enthusiasts, the Stanbic Ghana Jazz Festival in Accra savoured live the all-time favourite records of legendary Jazz musician, Earl Klugh, who himself was stunned by the warm reception at the Accra International Conference Centre on February 19-20, 2015. With songs including Midnight in San Juan, Heartstring, Wishful Thinking, VonettaContinue reading “Accra gives Jazz legend, Earl Klugh, a standing ovation”