Ghana Music Week Takes Off

The maiden edition of the Ghana Music Week took off yesterday March 4, at the National Theatre. It is being held under the theme: “Engaging MUSIC as a catalyst for Unity and National Growth”, and will feature three main branches namely: training/Workshops/Seminars; Film/Theater& Comedy and Musical Concerts. Some 20,000 are expected to attend the week-long festivities. “Our key goal is to create the industry’s biggest platform to bring together and encourage participation of artistes, stakeholders, the media, decision/policy makers and music users; and to recognize, promote & underscore the importance and value of Ghanaian music forms”, says MUSIGA President, Bice Osei Kuffour. The week-long event will end on March 10. Highlight of events for the GMW include: *Ghana Music Day on-the-air, in association with the Ghana Independent Broadcasters Association (GIBA) on Saturday, March 2, 2013 *Sales & Exhibition- display of general goods and services all week at both the exterior and foyer of the National Theater. *Training and Seminars for musicians/ creative arts people *Symposiums, workshops, stakeholders’ dialogue *National Music Essay & Poetry Contest – for students *Food Court & Chill Zone- including bars, a resident Nightclub Highlife, Gospel Concerts and Comedy Shows *Ghana Unity Concert (56Hitzdependence Concert) – Wednesday March 6, 2013 Musiga All-Star and Awards Night – Saturday March 6, 2013 The GMW is powered by the Musicians Union of Ghana, with support from RLG, Airtel and Smirnoff (Ice & Vodka.