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Ghanaian music takes centre stage in US

Thursday, 15 October 2015 15:21
[L-R] Pappy Kojo, Gasmilla, Edem, Obour, Joey B, D-Black [L-R] Pappy Kojo, Gasmilla, Edem, Obour, Joey B, D-Black

Eleven of the country's top musicians will on Saturday night take centre stage at the King Blues Club and Grill in New York  to celebrate and showcase Ghanaian music to the American people in a concert to herald the 2016 Ghana Music Week Festival [GMW]

The concert, which starts at 9:00pm, is part of activities marking the International launch of the GMW that is scheduled to take place from March 1-7, 2016 when Ghana celebrates 59th Independence.

Saturday's concert would see Samini, Gasmilla, Joey B, Pappy Kojo, Edem, Becca,Obour, D-Black, and A.B Crenstil give off their best performances to global audience. US-based Ghanaian international reggae star, Rocky Dawuni and Bright of Buk Bak fame will make special appearance.

The Ghanaian acts who arrived in Washington DC Thursday morning, are in high spirit to wow both Ghanaians and other nationals in the US.

Six other U.S based Ghanaian artistes, including Papa Staunch, Nana NYC and Fantasy Entertainment’s Squadee, are billed to perform at the concert.

Executive Co-coordinator of GMW, Verus Nartey, explained the International launch is aimed at attracting a targeted 2,000 visitors and tourists to Ghana for the main GMW Festival in March next year, "and in the process, marketing Ghanaian music & tourism to the world”

Next year's event will be the fourth since it started. It is organized by the Musicians Union of Ghana (Musiga), Showbiz Africa & Fantasy Entertainment in partnership with the Ministry of Tourism, Culture & Creative Arts (MoTCCA).

Tickets for the event are already available on ghanamusicfestival.eventbrite.com.

The US launch of the event is sponsored by Fantasy Entertainment, Showbiz Africa with support from Face2Face, Afrikka Radio, Posh Africa, Moeda Digital Advertising and G.O.O.D Production with sponsorship from South African Airways.

Prior to Saturday's concert, there would be two other activities - International Media Launch of GMW Festival 2016 at the Ghana Embassy in Washington DC on Friday October 16, 2015, and GMW Durbar at Mount Vernon City Hall on Saturday October 17 from 4pm.

By:tv3network.com/GMW/Ghana