ASSOGHAM L holds Homowo concert at Nungua
Music lovers at Nungua in the Greater Accra Region will have the chance to see some of the nation’s best-known musical acts up-close on Thursday, September 7 at Authority, near the Nungua Senior High School.
That is when the Association of Ghana Music Legends (ASSOGHAM L) stages its Ga-Dangme Homowo Musical Explosion with a stellar lineup.
Artistes on the bill include Amandzeba, Naa Amanua, Gyedu Blay Ambolley, Lady Talata, KK Kabobo, Sammy Superstar, Adotey Tetor and Pozo Hayes. They will be backed by the ASSOGHAM L Band.
ASSOGHAM L is a welfare and advocacy outfit that embraces Ghanaian musicians spread across the world. It came about when drummer, Cici Frank, died in mid-December 2019 and some of his colleague musicians, both in Ghana and abroad, came together to raise funds to support his family for the funeral in mid-January 2020.
An idea cropped up that the WhatsApp platform created for Cici’s funeral could be turned into a welfare collective for members. After some brainstorming, it was agreed that an association governed by a constitution and other appropriate guidelines could be formed.
ASSOGHAM L aims at fostering close ties among Ghanaian live band musicians active from the 1960s till now. Apart from seeking members’ welfare in a variety of ways, it also advocates policies in the interest of the general Ghanaian public.
Members are in places such as Australia, Canada, United States, Germany, Denmark, Holland, United Kingdom, Cote d’Ivoire and Ghana.
Sources within the association have hinted that there is an intention to hold concerts in other regions of Ghana during major traditional festivals. There are also plans to integrate non-Ghanaian bands into some of ASSOGRAM L’s programmes in Ghana and for Ghanaian bands too to play abroad in a sort of exchange exercise.
The 6.00 p.m. ASSOGHAM L Homowo concert is sponsored by the Nungua Traditional Council, Kpoo Keke Beverage and the Chop n Chill Restaurant & Lounge.