Mala Majo Festival here at last
Some of the best traditional music and dance groups in the nation are ready to dish out some throbbing sounds and elegant movements at this year’s Mala Majo Festival on Sunday, September 17 at the Nungua Main Trotro Station, opposite the Nungua Secondary School, in Accra.
The upcoming festival is the third edition, and the founder, Fredrick Nii Kpakpo Addo, says all the performers are eager to render their best at the event.
Himself, a master drummer, multi-instrumentalist, choreographer and singer, he will be there with his One Spirit Africa Band.
Also due to show their abilities at the 4p.m. bash are Nii Osabu; Afro Boys Band, Hejole Dance Africa, Ga Mashie Dance Theatre, Kofi Quarshie & Agoo Group, Efeee Noko Cultural Troupe, Teamwork of Africa Power International, WASSA Pan Africa Dance Ensemble, Universal Wonderful Street Academy and Adane Best.
Others are Nii Tettey; Tendan Music, Dada Nii Music, Indigenous Vibes Band, Sikahordie Music Band, Ataa Kofi, Abilinaa Kolomashi Band, Sammy Super Star Int. Band, Anunyam Traditional Music; Dance Ensemble, Emmanuel Dance Ensemble, Tower Dance Ensemble Ahwehwe Youth Dance Ensemble and Dela Botri; Hewale Sounds.
Fredrick Addo is from Nungua and has pointed out that one of the festival’s aims is to appreciate the people who have worked hard to preserve and promote traditional music and dance values over the years.
It is also to encourage those still upholding our traditional music and dance, here and abroad. “It is important to have hope that we are holding on to something worthy of generating income for us and for the general uplift of our communities.
The role models in the sector must always show up and help with the forward march,” he stressed.
Some of the performers and other folks in the vicinity of the festival venue will embark on a cleanup exercise on Saturday, September 16. On the programme day itself, stalls with vendors will open by 11p.m. for sale of a variety of Ghana-made items.
Fredrick Addo expressed gratitude to all those that had worked to bring the festival that far.
He mentioned choreographer Foffo Atiso for all that he had been doing to help keep the festival on track. He added that sponsors were still being welcomed on board the festival.