Hewale ushers in Wed live music
The popular Wednesday night concerts at the Alliance Francaise in Accra take off again next Wednesday, September 16 to herald the resumption of arts and cultural activities at the venue after a short break.
Debbed “Mercedis de la Paillot”, the regular weekly shows, which are patronized by both locals and foreigners, will feature the sensational Hewale Sounds as the sensational Hewale Sounds as the first group for the season.
Led by the flute magician, Dela Botri, Hewale Sounds have recently been touring in the Egyptian capital, Cairo.
They will churn out refreshing music, arrived at through the blending of diverse traditional instruments from Ghana and other African countries, while extending traditional music to contemporary levels.
The group will provide patrons with a taste of some of the new compositions they have been working on in their newly – acquired recording studio.
Culture Orokoto from the Centre for National Culture in Accra will take their turn on Wednesday, September 23 with a series of neo-traditional dance pieces laced with their own choreographic works that move side by side with large African drums.
The All Stars traditional group will mount the stage on September 30.
Noted for playing rustic rhythms from Northern Ghana, African Showboyz will on October 7 send fans on a cool journey to rural Ghana through fine, frenzied beating of drums that tickle the most insensitive ears.
Acclaimed for highly energetic performances in Europe and the United States, the group is set to thrill traditional music fans.
Also on board is the Accra Jazz and World Music Festival, which is set to rock the Alliance Francaise next month. Artistes expected to appear at the festival include Badu Group (South Africa), Chico Freeman and Reto Weber Swqueezband (Switzerland), Alhambra”s Dream (Spain) and Ka-Tam/Andre Jaume (France).
An art exhibition dubbed “Silent Soul Food” by Nana Annof and Nii Amasah will open as part of the jazz festival which is being sponsored by stanbic Bank and Nestle with support from Lufthansa, Tigo as well as the Swiss, Spanish and French Embassies in Accra.
Daily Graphic - Page: 25 Saturday, September 12, 2009