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Ghana to Host Inaugural West Africa Music & Arts Festival

The objective of the festival is to bring industry players together, educate the masses, and also to celebrate the cultural heritage and artistic diversity of West Africa through music and entertainment.

Ghana is set to make history as a significant destination for hosting major events with the upcoming inaugural West Africa Music & Arts Festival in Accra.

The four-day event will commence at the Kwame Nkrumah Memorial Park on Wednesday, June 19, 2024, corresponding with the official Juneteenth celebration in Ghana.

The objective of the festival is to bring industry players together, educate the masses, and also to celebrate the cultural heritage and artistic diversity of West Africa through music and entertainment.

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Jasmine Young, co-founder, Marketing Strategist, Professor and Music Industry Veteran, stated that the festival will provide a platform to showcase and educate on all things related to the music industry. From performances by artists to interactive workshops, master classes, and captivating arts on display.

“As co-founder of the West Africa Music & Arts Festival, I am thrilled to launch this ground-breaking event in Accra, Ghana. Our festival was birthed from the ideology of strengthening the connectivity of the diasporas and continuing the work of educating the masses about the Music and Entertainment Industries.  This festival celebrates the vibrant cultural tapestry of West Africa and what it means to the world,” she said.

“In addition to energetic and interactive panels and master classes, we are showcasing the region’s rich musical heritage and artistic talent. Through music, arts, and community, we aim to foster unity, diversity, and creativity globally.

This festival is not just about entertainment; it’s about creating meaningful connections and inspiring positive change. We invite everyone to join us in Accra for an unforgettable celebration of music and arts”, she added.

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Attendees can look forward to a diverse line-up of performances encompassing genres like Afrobeat, Highlife, Hip Hop, and more. Furthermore, engaging with Music & Entertainment industry professionals worldwide, participating in panel discussions, and discovering talent from across the continent are all part of the festival experience.

“This festival is more than just a celebration of music and arts; it’s a celebration of our shared heritage and identity as West Africans and the entire African Diaspora. It’s an opportunity to spotlight the astonishing talent and creativity within our shared culture and connect with audiences from Ghana and beyond,” stated Annabelle McKenzie, Director of the Beyond The Return Secretariat.

The West Africa Music and Arts Festival is fully endorsed by The Ghana Tourism Authority and supported by Warner Records Africa.

For more details and ticket information, visit wamafestival.com or email [email protected]

Day 1 – Welcome / Opening Celebration @ Kwame Nkrumah Memorial Park

Day 2- Opening Plenary – Panel Discussions

Day 3-Master Classes taught by Music Industry Icons

Day 4-Travel and Tourism / African Association of Ghana Juneteenth Parade / Performances

Host Hotel- Labadi Beach Hotel

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