Drumming and dancing will be tackled at the programme
Drumming and dancing will be tackled at the programme

Cape Coast CNC helps the young discover talents

A variety of creative activities have been lined up by the Centre for National Culture (CNC) in Cape Coast to keep young people in the metropolis busy throughout August.

The Centre describes the project as a vacation training programme to teach bead-making, interior decoration, crocheting, hair braiding, needle work, traditional drumming and dancing and folk songs free of charge to interested young folks.

Some of the contestants busy cooking their dishes
Some of the contestants busy cooking their dishes

Millennium Market wins Kpataashie cooking contest

The Millennium Market in Accra has won this year’s Kpataashie cooking contest organised by the Centre for National Culture (CNC) in collaboration with the Greater Accra Market Women’s Association. 

‘Kpataashie’ is a Ga word for kitchen and the contest, which aims at helping to traditional dishes from around the country, is held yearly as part of the Republic Day celebrations. It is also a platform for the promotion of Ghanaian cuisine.

The new Hanch Kitchen
The new Hanch Kitchen

Hanch, home of quality food

The new air-conditioned Hanch Kitchen located in Community 5, Tema is a great place to hang out, chill and enjoy meals made to satisfy various taste buds.

Delivering not just any kind of food, but the mouth-watering and delicious food served by friendly waiters is something that has endeared the restaurant to the hearts of many residents of Tema, setting it above the rest.

• Check out our food is what these men seem to say to the judge.
• Check out our food is what these men seem to say to the judge.

Men take over the kitchen at food bazaar

The Tema District of the Assemblies of God Church, (AG), on Saturday organised a food bazaar and fun games for members of the congregation as part of activities to mark Ghana's Republic Day anniversary celebrations.

The food bazaar saw men from the various assemblies of the district cooked and serve members with mouth-watering dishes.

 Ohemaa Mercy
Ohemaa Mercy

Tehilla Experience is here again

It has been an annual event to bring the biggest acts in the gospel fraternity onto one stage and this year will be no different when award winning gospel artiste, Ohemaa Mercy, and her colleagues delight patrons at this year’s Tehilla Experience concert.

The concert which will come off at the  International Central Gospel Church, Calvary Temple, on Sunday, August 6, will have gospel  artistes such as veteran musician, Elder Mireku, Francis Amo, Ceccy Twum, Cecilia Marfo, Bro. Philemon, Minister Ramzy and Uncle Ato.

Yaa Pono
Yaa Pono

Kumasi stands up for YFM Area Codes

The Kumasi City Mall was the place to be last Saturday when the YFM Area Codes Jam stormed Oseikrom for the first time on Republic Day, July 1, 2017.

Last Monday’s event which was the second in 2017(the maiden was hosted at the Trade Fair Centre) attracted thousands of music lovers who were charged to jam the night away and not even the rains could stop patrons from enjoying themselves.

• A section of the Osibisa band on stage at the Kempiski Hotel
• A section of the Osibisa band on stage at the Kempiski Hotel

Osibisa was in the house

Infectious  criss-cross rhythms  filled the air at the Kempiski Hotel in Accra  last Saturday,  June 24,  when the famous Osibisa band took to the stage at this year’s Exclusive Man of the Year (EMY) Africa Awards ceremony.  

With two of the band’s original members, guitarist Wendel Richardson and drummer Sol Amarfio teaming up with a squad of  younger hands including Bessa Simons on keyboards and Della Hayes on backing vocals, the Afro-rock band delighted guests  with some of  its time-tested hits.

• Anima Misa played a lead role in ‘Love Brewed’
• Anima Misa played a lead role in ‘Love Brewed’

Ghanaian cinema at ‘African Perspectives’ series

A film series dubbed ‘African Perspectives’, dedicated to well-produced  African films, takes off  on Thursday,  July 6 at the Goethe-Institut in Accra with the screening of Kwaw Ansah’s  ‘Love Brewed in the African Pot.’

The focus from July to December 2017 is on Ghanaian cinema. Consequently, one Ghanaian film will be screened on the first Thursday of each month alongside question and answer sessions with filmmakers, actors and actresses.

• Prof Nketia conducting the Ghana Police Band at a ceremony in Accra last year
• Prof Nketia conducting the Ghana Police Band at a ceremony in Accra last year

Police Band to honour Prof Nketia, others

The Ghana Police Band, under the direction of Supt. Dr Frank Hukporti, will hold a concert to celebrate the musical life of Emeritus Prof. J. H. Kwabena Nketia on Monday, July 3 at the Ghana Police Church, 37, in Accra.

Also to be celebrated  at the concert  are four other Ghanaian music educationists/composers: Prof C.W.K. Mereku,  Dr Joshua Amuah, Lawyer  W. E.  Offei and Mr Kenn  Kafui.

 Stephen Yaw Oppong
Stephen Yaw Oppong

Sunyani CNC hosts Honeymoon Hotel

“Honeymoon Hotel, ’a satirical comedy written and directed by Stephen Yaw Oppong, will be performed on Sunday, July 2, at the Centre for National Culture (CNC) in the Brong Ahafo regional capital, Sunyani.

The play deals with the inconsiderate reasons which underpin many relationships and marriages, leading to rampant divorces and broken hearts.

Joe Mettel

Joe Mettle Live in Concert this Sunday – Praiz Reloaded

Ghana’s reigning Vodafone Ghana Artiste of the Year, Joe Mettle is set to record his next live album at his Praiz Reloaded Concert which will be held at the Accra international Conference Centre on Sunday June 25, 2017.

Barely two weeks after being crowned the Artiste of Excellence, West Africa, at the just ended African Gospel Music and Media Awards in the UK, Joe Mettle is ready to record his next live album.

Papa Asamoah Angoe
Papa Asamoah Angoe

Anamon Art People exhibit in Takoradi

The RedMango Apartment Hotel at Chapel Hill, Takoradi in the Western Region will on Saturday, June 10 host an exhibition of works by members of the Anamon Art People collective.

Gramps Morgan
Gramps Morgan

Gramps Morgan is PANAFEST 2017 ambassador

As Roy ‘Gramps’ Morgan, a leading member of the famous United States-based Morgan Heritage reggae band, flew back home from Accra last week, he appeared poised to shoulder his new responsibility as an Ambassador of the 2017 Pan-African Historical Theatre Festival, PANAFEST.

The keyboardist and lead vocalist for the five-member family band was in Ghana for a private visit and offered to be a brand Ambassador in the Diaspora for the festival which marks its 25th anniversary this year.

M.anifest
M.anifest

Scratch heads to French music festival

Representatives from Scratch Studios and Entertainment Limited in Accra will be in Cannes, France, from Tuesday, June 6 to Friday, June 9 for this year’s Marché International du Disque et de l'Edition Musicale (Midem).

Several musicians, producers, agents, managers, lawyers, executives, entrepreneurs and journalists from around the globe are also expected to attend the annual event held since 1967.

SP Kofi Sarpong
SP Kofi Sarpong

SP Sarpong concert for Sunday

All is set for SP Kofi Sarpong’s concert dubbed, SP Kofi Sarpong Live in Concert, The Night of Favour as all roads lead to the National Theatre come Sunday, May 28.

According to Ernest Kwesi Ennin, CEO of Media Excel Productions, organisers of the concert, they are leaving no stone unturned to ensure that the concert goes down in history as one of the best ever to be held in the country.

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