Abiza Band, Akablay, Beatboxing, Comedy, Concert Illy, Concert Under Kontrol, Fayabraz, King Ayisoba, Kwaku Sintim-Misa, Labadi Beach Hotel, MicFlow, Mr Lips, Ofie Kodjoe, Oli Silk, Peter White, The Extreme Volumes, Tiko, Under Kontrol, Yale Concert Band, Yale Percussion Ensemble
Event: KSM Confessions Of a GH Man
Where: National Theatre, Accra Description: Ghana’s king of stand-up satire Kwaku Sintim-Misa is back to entertain audiences with another show entitled Confessions Of A Ghana Man. The show will be held at the National Theatre on 3rd May, 2014 at 4pm and 8pm.Tickets are 50GHC for regular and 100GHC for VIP. When: April 4, 2014 – May 14, 2014, Ongoing Event: Photo Exhibition Berlin-Dakar Where: Goethe Institute, Cantonments Description: Each week one photograph – that was the idea and mode of the photographic interchange held between Simone Gilges from Berlin and Mamadou Gomis from Senegal’s Capital Dakar. After meeting at the prêt-à-partager workshop, the two photographers have been exchanging one picture each week via internet since 2009. The photographs serve as a response and comment to the prior one sent – taken in the very unlike cities and addressing everyday life in the streets, rituals of public and private life and the artistic work of both photographers. The developed references bring the other side closer to one’s own and respectively the familiar is made foreign.
Entrance: freeWhen: Saturday May 10, 2014 Event: Ghana Smooth Jazz Festival Where: Labadi Beach Hotel (Omanye Suite) Time: Doors open at 6pm, concert begins at 7pm Description: World renowned smooth Jazz Guitarist and Songwriter Peter White will perform in a jazz concert in the Ghanaian capital for the second time.White has maintained a reputation as one of the most versatile and prolific acoustic guitarists on the contemporary jazz landscape. Armed with an unparalleled combination of lyricism and energy, he combines elements of jazz, pop and classical guitar to create a sound that is singular and at the same time accessible to a broad audience. Also featuring on the bill are British musician jazz musician Oli Silk and Ghanaian artists the Queen of Afro Jazz, Ofie Kodjoe and Akablay and the Abiza Band.White was lead artist and star performer for Johannesburg Joy Of Jazz festival. Click here for more info http://www.smoothjazzeventsgh.com/index.html When: May 10, 2014 Event: Concert Under Kontrol (Beatboxing) Where: Alliance Française Accra Time: 8pm Description: Under Kontrol is a French group made up of 4 beatboxers who met in 2007, named MicFlow, Mr Lips, Tiko and Fayabraz. This vocal quartet won the French Champion in 2008, Beatbox Team World Champions in 2009 and Discovery Artist of Printemps de Bourges in 2011. They received praises from the international music scene and released an album, 100% Beatbox, in 2011 entitled ‘1’ Their music is inspired by hip-hop, electro, jazz and funk producing melodies, rhythms and bass. Tickets: GHC 10, GHC 5 (for AF students and members) When: May 23, 2014 Event: Classical Music Concert
Where: National Theatre Time: 7.30 pm Description: Classical music concert by The National Symphony Orchestra, The Yale Percussion Ensemble and the Yale Concert Band. Ghana’s National Symphony Orchestra and Yale musicians are joining together to give a concert to celebrate a new public-private partnership aimed at making Ghana the first country in sub-Saharan Africa to eliminate Pediatric HIV. Building upon its mission of public service and education, the Yale Club Of Ghana will host over 50 Yale students as they uplift this important initiative through music. The Yale Club of Ghana is proud to be a sponsor of this inspired work.
Tickets are VIP GHC 100, Adults GHC 30, Students GHC 10 When: May 24, 2014 Event: Concert Illy and The Extreme Volumes, King Ayisoba Where: Alliance Francaise, Accra Time: 8pm Description: The concert is going to be a visual art / musical protest in its own right, using music and arts to fight African leaders. Nigerian Afro-Fusion International Sensation, VILLY & The Xtreme Volumes will feature a complete musical fusion of Afrobeat, Rock, Soul, Highlife and more. They will be joined by King Ayisoba – a hiplife performer, as guest artist and Kologo, a guitarist from Upper East Region of Ghana, whose sounds are both melodic and percussive. Kogolo emerged onto the music scene in the mid-90’s fusing traditional instruments with hip life, hip hop and dancehall elements, beats, bleeps and bass. Rate: GHC 10, GHC 5 (for AF students and members) When: May 24, 2014 Event: Accra Festival Of Storytelling Where: W.E.B. Dubois Centre, Cantonments Time: 5:30pm -8:30pm When: 28 May 2014 Event: Theatre/Musical Time: 7.30 pm Description: Alliance Francaise hosts a monthly performance by new artists called La Paillote Takpepke. This month will feature Of God’s Men, The Switch directed by New Morning Art Cafe. In the country of Mantain, corruption and vice have found solace. There are leaders and citizens, but you can hardly tell them apart, as a result of the rottenness of their collective behaviour. The gods who are watching are now tired of it. Do they step in, wipe them out, or offer them the opportunity of a fresh start?
Script by Golda Addo, adaptation by New Morning Art Cafe
Rate: GHC 2, GHC 1 (for AF students and members)