"Aspaatere" indigenous cultural festival slated for Dec 14

BY: Jayne Buckman-Owoo
Adjetey Anang
Adjetey Anang

One conscious effort to define, preserve and promote our cultural heritage is the birth of Aspaatere Indigenous Cultural Festival, AICF2022 by Sankofa Heritage Productions.

Aspaatere is a Ghanaian traditional symbol which signifies resilience of the people of Ghana.

This symbol and its meaning perfectly define the spirit behind the festival: TO CONSOLIDATE OUR CULTURE HERITAGE- UNITING OUR PEOPLE.

More than other cultural festivals, AICF2022 is bringing together all the 16 Regions of Ghana to stage an extravagant display of their unique culture to the expectant 10,000 in-person patrons of foreign and Ghanaian backgrounds from Wednesday, December 14 to Friday, December 16,  2022 at the Efua Sutherland Children’s park in Accra.

The festival which was launched on April 29, 2022 at the Gold Coast Restaurant and Cocktail Bar is put together in partnership with the Ministry of Tourism, Arts and Culture, Ghana Tourism Authority, National Commission on Culture, Ga Traditional Council, University of Education Winneba, School of Creative Arts; Ghana Culture Forum, Wendy L’artesane School of Fashion and distinguished media houses in Ghana and abroad.

The festival will host hundreds of vendors whose myriad of products and services will offer a spectrum of choices to patrons.

Other events on the three-day itinerary of the festival are a highlife night with MUSIGA, the Sankofa Village story-telling which will treat students and patrons to an olden day by the fire side experience; colourful street parade, inter-institution cultural quizzes, indigenous art workshops, juvenile talent mentorships and bonfire.

The festival has received some consular endorsements here in Ghana as well as men and women in the art fraternity who are acting as regional ambassadors. Among them are Adjetey Anang (Greater Accra), Fiifi Coleman (Central Region), Akorfa Edjeani (Volta Region), Edinam Atatsi (Oti Region), Okyeame Kwame (Ashanti Region) and Irene Opare (Eastern Region). Others are Wiyaala, Clemento Suarez and Ohemaa Woyeje.

Vendors involved in sale of various Ghanaian products have been invited to demonstrate a commitment to environmental preservation, health and safety.

Corporate Ghana, institutions, individuals are invited to sponsor the festival as headline sponsors or with specific sponsorship packages. Details of the festival can be obtained from the festival website www.aspaaterefestival.com. Enquires can be directed to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or via call 0266109570/0542522268.