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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