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Ghana Music Week is a music festival held in Ghana, West Africa to celebrate Ghanaian music, one of Africa’s thriving music industries. The annually held festival aims to create heightened awareness and exposure for Ghanaian music and its artists.
This year’s edition promises to be intriguing with its line-up. The week as defined by organizers starts from March 1 and ends on March 7, 2016.
Tuesday, 1st March: Media Launch at GH One TV premises.
Wednesday, 2nd March: Ghana Music Day. The airwaves shall be filled with Ghanaian music, thus all radio stations are encouraged to support this initiative to make it a success. Musicians shall host various shows on selected radio and television stations.
Thursday, 4th March (Climax): Ghana Music Investment Forum. This is a forum which will educate the invitees on the topic of investment. It is strictly by invitation and will attract musicians, artiste managers, music producers, industry workers and the general public. It will also feature both top local and international resource personnel. The venue is British Council hall, from 10am to 5pm.
In the evening, 8pm at National Theater, there’ll be musical performances by Knii Lante, CALABASH, Dela BOTRI, Wulomei, Obour, Bessa Simmons, Ghana Dance Ensemble and Bibi Brew.
Friday, 5th March: International Music Expo. A cross-cultural mix-bag with musical performances from USA, UK, India, China, Jamaica, Denmark, Nigeria, and so on. The venue is National Theater, and the time is 8pm.
There’ll be a 2-day non-stop musical carnival at Prof John Evans Atta Mills High Street at Accra. Thus, it’ll start at 5th March and continue on 6th March at 10am till late.
The 2016 Ghana Music Week Festival is proudly sponsored by American Embassy, British Council and Gold Coast Fund Management with support from IPMC and National Theater.