The flagship activity of the 2016 GMW Festival would be held at the Prof John Evans Atta Mills High Street, in Accra on March 5 and March 6, 2016. The 2-Day non-stop musical explosion, which is organized in collaboration with Radio Gold’s 20thAnniversary, starts at 4pm on March 5th till late March 6th.
In a huge carnival-style execution, the stretch of road from the CEPS traffic light near Musiga Head Office to the Accra Arts Centre traffic light would be blocked for the festival
Highlights of the street activation include:
- RadioGold@20 meets #GMWFestival
- 59 Ghanaian Musicians perform on Gh’s 59 Anniversary
- Live bands + Indigenous music from all 10 regions of Ghana
- Comedy, spoken-word and motivational messages from 59 leading Ghanaians
- Made-In-Ghana showcase: the best of Ghanaian food, drinks and more
- 4Syte New Lordz Open Mic session
- Starr FM Highlife Rave and Live FM Jam
- HiSkuul Music Challenge
Other Activities of the weeklong GMW Festival are:
GMW Opening Day: On March 1, 2016, the GMW Festival will officially open with a Live Media Launch on GHONE, Starr FM, Radio Gold, Kasapa FM and Live FM
Ghana Music Day: on March 2, 2016, Ghanaian music will fill our airwaves with musicians hosting various shows on selected radio & television stations, where we expect only Ghanaian Music to be played on this day.
On the education and business front, Ghana Music Investment Forum, made up a series of educative topics, comes of at British Council Hall on March 3, 2016 from 10am. Managed by both local and international resource persons, it is supported by the American Embassy, British Council and Gold Coast Fund Management
GMW International Music Expo: Very prominent this year would be presentation of a cross cultural mix-bag of musical performances from countries including USA, India, China, France, Germany, Nigeria etc. It comes off at the National Theatre at 8pm on Friday March 4, 2016 and supported by the American Embassy, IPMC, Alliance Francais, Goethe Institut, National Theatre and other foreign missions in Ghana.
As a result of the World Launch activities held last year in the U.S and other parts of the world prior to the festival, a special package has been planned for our guests, who would visit a number of tourist attractions in Ghana, within the period.
GMW 2016 is organized by Musiga in partnership with Ministry of Tourism Culture & Creative Arts, Showbiz Africa, EIB Network Group, Radio Gold and 4Syte TV. It is sponsored by Kasapreko Alomo Bitters, Aduanehene and other partners.
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GMW contact persons: Ahuma Ocansey- 0243 382 474; Big Willie- 0264111127; and Nana Yaw Osei-Darkwa- 0264 268 686