Ghana hosts inaugural West Africa Music & Arts Pageant on Juneteenth

The colourful metropolis of Accra is abuzz with anticipation because it prepares to host the inaugural West Africa Music & Arts Pageant (WAMAFest) from June nineteenth to June twenty second, 2024.

This historic occasion guarantees an electrifying fusion of music, arts, and tradition, celebrating the wealthy heritage of West Africa and its international affect.

Juneteenth holds immense significance for the African Diaspora. On June 19, 1865, enslaved African Individuals in Texas obtained information of their emancipation, marking the top of slavery in the USA. This present day represents resilience, freedom, and the continued wrestle for equality. By internet hosting WAMAFest on Juneteenth, Ghana pays homage to this pivotal second in historical past and reaffirms its dedication to unity and empowerment of the African Diaspora.  In accordance with Akwasi Agyeman, CEO of the Ghana Tourism Authority: “For us right here in Ghana, rethinking tourism means rethinking the work we do and we see music and the Arts normally as a low-hanging fruit that may assist change the fortunes of our nation. Jasmine Younger, Director of the  Warner Music|Blavatnik Heart for Music Enterprise at Howard College says ” Wamafest is a platform to provide again to society, the affect of the voice that Music has given us”.

The occasion opens on the 19th June on the historic Kwame Nkrumah Memorial Park adopted a dynamic music business convention, bringing collectively artists, producers, managers, and business specialists. Attendees will interact in thought-provoking discussions, discover rising developments, and alternate concepts on shaping the way forward for West African music.

As well as, famend musicians, songwriters, and producers will lead grasp courses and workshops. The occasion will even embrace a live performance with a line-up that options various genres.

All through the pageant grounds at La Seashore lodge, fascinating arts installations will showcase West African creativity. Sculptures, work, and multimedia shows will rejoice cultural heritage, identification, and creative expression.

In partnership with the African American Affiliation of Ghana (AAAG), WAMAFest will host a grand parade on the 22nd of June weaving by means of Accra’s streets to rejoice Ghana’s shared ancestry.


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About The West Africa Music & Arts Pageant

WAMAFest celebrates the heartbeat of West Africa—its music, arts, and resilience. Organised by the Hip Hop Icon Challenge, endorsed by The Ghana Tourism Authority and supported by Warner Music Africa, the pageant goals to encourage, join, and amplify voices throughout the continent and past. Different companions embrace the Musicians Affiliation of Ghana ( MUSIGA), the Ghana Funding Promotion Heart ( GIPC), Ghana Export Promotion Authority (GEPA), and the Artistic Arts Company.

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