Ghana Music Week 2016 Festival kicks off

by | Mar 4, 2016 | News

The National Theatre will tomorrow host an International Music Expo which will feature Wiyaala, Sherifa Gunu, Dr Knii Lante and Dela Boutri.

The Expo which is the climax of activities marking this year’s Ghana Music Week celebration which started last Tuesday is to highlight the music of some of the foreign missions in Ghana like the United States, Belgium, China and India as well as the great cultural exports of Ghana.

Today, March4, the Musician Union of Ghana (MUSIGA) will host the Ghana Music Investment Forum at the British Council to educate musicians on the business aspect of the creative arts.

According to the President of MUSIGA, Bice Osei Kuffour aka Obuor, the Music Investment Forum will bring together financial experts, investment consultants and copyright authorities and it’s expected to attract musicians, artiste managers, music producers, industry workers and the general public.

Speaking on the progress of the Music festival since its inception four years ago, Obour said MUSIGA had put in place measures to make this year’s edition better by turning the weeklong celebration into a music festival.

“This year’s programme is based on the feedback from stakeholders in the industry and it’s intended to bring out the ‘festival feel’ of the celebrations,” he added.

Earlier in the week, the Ghana Music Week Festival kicked off with a media launch on Tuesday, March 1, on all EIB Networks- Live FM, Starr FM, Kasapa FM and GH One.

It was strictly Ghanaian music that ruled the airwaves on both radio and television yesterday, March 2, when MUSIGA declared a Ghana Music Day.

GMW was established in 2012 by the Obour led administration of MUSIGA and has enjoyed great patronage with international artistes and speakers from Kenya, Nigeria, Jamaica and the United States having participated in the festival.

The Ghana Music Week 2016 Festival is sponsored by the American Embassy, British Council and Gold Coast Fund Management.