The eagerly awaited Chale Wote Street Art Festival will begin in Accra in approximately a day, bringing together style, fashion, procession, and uplifting works of art.
The week-long festival, which kicks off with an all-white procession Monday evening, is anticipated to be another spectacular one by attendees.
The “remembrance walk” will take place from the Christianborg Castle to the Osu settlement and a few key streets, attracting participants of all ages.
Other events planned include art exhibits, local movie screenings, the theatre production “Na Wo Se Sen,” a live performance by top Ghanaian musicians, and a range of thought-provoking interactions. On Sunday, everything will come to a head at Black Star Square.
The decision to move this year’s event to Osu and the Black Star Square was made because planners anticipate a large turnout, much as in previous years.
Leading Ghanaian and international artists will present collections of their works that illustrate the Gold Coast’s lengthy history of colonial invasion resistance as well as pieces that were influenced by the 1835 uprising of enslaved Afro-Brazilians.
Visitors can learn fascinating stories about the Osu village while touring historical places and structures while the painters showcase their creativity.
Chale Wote is characterised as “an exploration of the full spectrum of all genres of fine and performing art; giving a sunrise opportunity for lesser known art and artists” in addition to being an art and music festival.
In the coming seven days, keep an eye on this space for in-depth coverage of the Chale Wote experience.
SOURCE: Senali News Ghana