Arts

The Interview

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HELARIA WEMEYE DALU Dressed in a blue and white striped loose V-neck dress with a checkered jacket, Janney Simpson already felt uncomfortable for her interview that afternoon. She wore eyeglasses which made her look frailer than she had wanted. Her hair was untied and dry and she had no make-up on. She looked hidden and plain. That afternoon she sat ...

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Writers and Poets to be honoured on October 25 by GWA

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Judges on the panel for Ghana Writers Awards (GWA) have released the shortlist for the 2016 edition of the awards. The shortlist contained 16 unpublished writers comprising ten males and six females. This is the maiden edition of the prize which has been instituted to recognise and celebrate Ghanaian writers and literature. The GWA is a literary prize instituted by ...

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Ama Ata Aidoo abandons event over misspelt name

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by: michael eli dokosi /www.blakkpepper.com/ghana To some, it was an error which could have been overlooked but don’t tell it to celebrated author and playwright Ama Ata Aidoo. Over the weekend, Madam Aidoo excused herself from an event meant to celebrate her good self because guess it, the organisers had added an extra ‘t’ to her middle name on both ...

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‘Chale Wote’ Arts Festival is here, to conclude on Sunday

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by: michael eli dokosi /www.blakkpepper.com/ghana The annual ‘Chale Wote’ Arts festival is here with us, highlighted by its two-day street art festival scheduled for Saturday and then Sunday at Jamestown in Accra. The 2016 edition has ‘Spirit Robot’ as the theme and begun on August 15 with collaboration of six galleries in an exhibition. The one week event has seen ...

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Ghana Music Week (GMW) Festival 2016 takes off

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The Musicians Union of Ghana in collaboration with the Ministry of Tourism Culture and Creative Arts presents the  2016 Ghana Music Week Festival.From March 1 to March 7 the Capital, Accra will be alive with the Sound of  Music. From  Celebrating Ghana Music Day, the MOGO Festival, Ghana Music Investment Forum,  International Music Expo,  Ghana Music Honours and the Re-enactment of ...

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Blakk Rasta appointed Zimbabwe’s tourism ambassador

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by: michael eli dokosi/ghana As special guest of Robert Mugabe and the Zimbabwe Music Awards organizers, reggae musician and historian Abubaka Ahmed easily identified as Blakk Rasta has chalked another major success. The ‘Barrack Obama’ hitmaker has sent word to blakkpepper.com that he has been made tourism ambassador for Zimbabwe adding that the official ceremony is set for the Tourism ...

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Focus on Ghana’s Kwame Nkrumah Memorial Park

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The Kwame Nkrumah Memorial Park is built in honour of the great African and iconic leader of Ghana’s struggle for independence from British colonial rule. The park is one of Ghana’s top heritage sites, and Accra’s favourite tourist attraction. Its visitors include several world leaders and presidents. Inside the picturesque landscape of the park is the magnificent Kwame Nkrumah mausoleum, ...

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What the ‘Asafotufiami’ festival stands for

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Each Traditional Area of Ghana is identified with a special cultural festival which distinguishes her people from the other areas. The Asafotufiami festival of the people of the Ada Traditional Area in the Ada East and Ada West Districts of the Greater Accra Region is a rich cultural heritage celebrated annually around the first week of August. It is mainly ...

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Ghana’s theater thriving but there remains challenges – Kobina Ansah

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Times change. Trends change, too. Theatre, just like every other art, has evolved. In Ghana, theatre has evolved from a ‘lower-class’ entertainment to one that lately catches everyone’s attention; from lower class, through to the middle class and even to the highest class of people in society. Gone are the days when theatre was for the unschooled, thus, graduates who ...

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