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ANNUAL EVENTS/EXHIBITIONS

 

GUY WARREN AFRO-JAZZ WEEK

Will take place during the Month of May to celebrate Ghanaba’s birthday on May 4th, and to commemorate and promote the Afro-Jazz culture and African Arts. Some of our feature attraction will include the following:
The Yemo Nunu vintage and contemporary photo exhibition
Displaying of indigenous Africa instruments
Variety of art work of Ghanaba such as paintings, sketching, mouldings, and sculptures will be on display
Poetry recitals from up and coming local and international poets
Live Afro-Jazz dance
Short plays based on themes adapted from “I remember Ghanaba collections”

 

DECEMBER DRUMMING AND DANCING FESTIVAL OF JOY

“What I KNOW about music, CANNOT FILL a THIMBLE, But what I FEEL about it CAN fill a barrel.
Our Mission is drums!
We! Will! Play! Them! Or! Die!!!”


This event will take place to mark the anniversary of Ghanaba’s death, celebrate his life, honour his contribution to Ghana, and highlight the Ghanaba African Heritage Archives and museum.

Ghanaba was the first to introduce the art of DISK JOCKEYING TO THE GOLD COAST BROADCASTING STATION ZOY, ACCRA, specialising in jazz programmes in 1944.
He was the FIRST Ghanaian (African) to be given a long series of programmes on the B. B. C. doing Jazz Programmes.
He was the FIRST Ghanaian (African) musician to record for the major American Record Companies, DECCA, and RCA-VICTOR.
He was the first JOURNALIST-MUSICIAN-SPORTMAN-BROADCASTER-POLITICAL ANALYST to be selected by President Kwame Nkrumah of Ghana to serve on the PRESIDENTS SECRET “THINK TANK” .
He was the FIRST Ghanaian to see services in the OFFICE OF STRATEGIC SERVICES OF THE AMERICAN ARMED FORCES, SPECIALISING IN OVERT AND CONVERT OPERATION in world war 11.


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