James Town hosts another Tuumatu Festival

BY: The Mirror
James Town hosts another Tuumatu Festival
James Town hosts another Tuumatu Festival

This year’s edition of the Tuumatu Festival will come off on Saturday, December 16 and Sunday, December 17 at various locations in James Town, a suburb of Accra.

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Music groups lined up to perform include Ayekoo Drummers, Weku Kronkron Band, Indigenous Afrik and Soul Winners.

They are expected to light up the lively neighbourhood with a variety of performances to thrill the expected huge crowds.

The Tuumatu Festival was founded by Australia-based Ghanaian dancer and choreographer, Lucky Lartey. It aims at bringing people across different generations together to reconnect with history and culture through the learning and playing of childhood games.

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It is also targeted at showcasing artistic talents of folks in the James Town community as they collaborate on a wide array of creative projects with other Ghanaian and international acts.

Two contemporary dancers from the School of Performing Arts, University of Ghana, Sena Atsugah and Julius Yaw Quansah will delight fans with a newly-choreographed piece while Bachir Tassembebo (Belgium) and Jean Robert Koudogbo Kiki (Burkina Faso) will also showcase a contemporary dance piece titled “Acceptez Le”.

The National Dance Company, Puff Dance Crew and others will also entertain dance lovers with a series of traditional, contemporary and street dances.

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Australia-based acrobat, Emmanuel Laryea alongside Murphy Yoga Atadam (Nigeria), will perform acrobatic drills while the Abrokwa Bicycle Crew is also expected to cheer up the audience with their special skills.