With less than two months to wrap up the year, there are still so many anticipated events for the Year of Return. We are well into November and there are a few important events to note that are still coming up. The National Festival of Arts and Culture starts on 8th November and the program goes until 15th November. Taking place in Koforidua at Jubilee Park, there are several activities planned for the week-long event.
There will be several exhibitions celebrating the art and culture of all 16 regions of Ghana. The regional ministers and paramount chiefs of each region will also be in attendance so it promises to be a beautiful display of culture. The theme of the event is Empowering Youth Through Tourism, Culture and Creative Arts for Employment and Wealth Creation.
The Ministry of Tourism Art and Culture recognises how important it is to give a voice to the youth and to encourage them to engage in tourism, arts and cultural activities. This month there is also the Kids in Tourism Funfair from 28th – 30th November at Efua Sutherland Park. There will be several activities to engage young people and teach them the value of tourism.
The Acces Music in Africa Conference at the end of the month from 28th-30th November is an important pan-African event for the music industry. It gives a platform for key industry players to network, exchange ideas and even discover new and emerging talent. Every year this event is held in a different African city and this year, during the Year of Return, they have selected Accra as the host city.
For anyone interested in the creative arts and the music industry, this is a great place to come and meet local, regional and international professionals in the business. Several international speakers have been confirmed for the event including award-winning musician, producer and entrepreneur, Akon, CEO and Founder of Paradise Entertainment & Distribution, Ralph Boege from Germany and Executive Vice-President of Chocolate City Group, Aibee Abidoye from Nigeria.
There are also local industry players scheduled to speak including award-winning artist Sarkodie, award-winning singer-songwriter Efya, multi-award winning musician Ebo Taylor, hip-life music pioneer Obrafuor and more. For more details on attending this conference visit their website on www.musicinafrica.net.