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Circum-Alert: Third Annual Chale Wote Street Art Festival [Sept 7 & 8]

The third annual CHALE WOTE Street Art Festival takes place in James Town on September 7th and 8th, 2013. The festival is produced by ACCRA [dot] ALT and a host of collaborators across the city including The Foundation for Contemporary Art – Ghana, the Accra Metropolitan Assembly, Institut Français, Alliance Française, Dr. Monk, No Limits Charity, Absolut Vodka and The Attukwei Art Foundation.

The second edition of the CHALE WOTE Street Art Festival held on April 14th, 2012 was a major success and the collective effort of many young people—ranging from artists, musicians and writers to designers, students and activists—who worked together to produce Accra’s only street art festival. The one-day festival included street painting, sidewalk painting, graffiti murals, live music performances, a fashion circus, extreme sport stunting, experimental theater, spoken word, art workshops and Installations.
The festival drew over 4,000 people last year - loads more people are expected to attend th…

Decoding Kukua’s Album – For God and Country

Some time back I wrote a blog on a genre of music I call “conscientious” GH music – the kind that makes you stop right there in the midst of an azonto move or heart-thumping beat. Not because the tune changed, but because you have to think - to actually ponder the weight of the words contained in song.

For that category I mentioned folks like Efya and Manifest, and hinted at new comers like Chase. I also mentioned Paapa of “Songs for Kukua” fame as someone to watch. Well, watch I did. Last Saturday Alliance Francaise hosted Paapa in collaboration with 3rd Channel Direct, Skillions Records, 6Milu Media and Accra [dot] alt. The talented young song writer and musician decoded his inaugural album which is home to the masterpiece of a single, Write for Me”. To say that we witnessed talent in realization would be an understatement.
Appetizers - Funky Prof, Sandra Huson, Sharifa, Faint Medal, Bebbet

For starters, the audience was swayed into a comfortable ambiance of conversation thanks to t…