Saturday, March 3, 2007
Golden Jubilee Hiplife, Highlife Concert tonight
By: CLEMENT ATAGRA
AS prelude to the climax of Ghana’s Golden Jubilee celebration which comes off on Tuesday, March 6, a number of entertainment programmes are lined up to today throughout the country.
Undoubtedly, the biggest show today will be the National Highlife and Hiplife concert where 100 musicians will thrill fans to good music nationwide, at regional performances.
The event is dubbed “from Highlife to Hiplife” and will parade most of both the old and new highlife and hiplife musicians in the country.
Among the musicians billed to perform nationwide include the megastar band, Kojo Antwi, Daddy Lumba, Rex Omar, Amandzeba and Ofori Amponsah.
Others are Kofi Nti, Josh Laryea, Wutah, Tagoe Sisters and Veteran highlifers such as Jerry Hanson, Koo Nimo, Nana Ampadu, Paapa Crensil, CK Mann and Ebo Taylor.
There will also be some pyrotechnics, fireworks and laser shows.
In Accra, the Independence Square will host a good number of these musicians who will showcase the best of their musical performances.
In the Ashanti Region, the venue will be the cultural centre; the venue for the Brong Ahafo Region, will be the Kwame Nkrumah Park, while in the Eastern Region, it will be the Jackson Park.
The venue for the Volta Region will be Woezor Hotel, that for the Western Region will be the Public Works Department Park, the Central Region will be London Bridge, and the Arts Council will be the location for the Northern Regional event.
For the Upper East and West Regions, the venues will be the Catholic Social Centre and the Community Centre, respectively.
Also, in Accra at 6 p.m. at the forecourt of the Administration Block at the Trade Fair Centre today, there will be a fashion show dubbed “Ghana’s Golden Homecoming Independence African Fashion Show” which is expected to showcase the best of African Fashion.
This will be preceded by a durbar of the Zongo communities at the Efua Sutherland Children’s Park from 8 a.m.
This event is expected to offer people who will make it to the venue real Muslim Tradition and Culture especially in terms of good music and dances.
Another durbar of Chiefs form the Dangbe communities will be held at the forecourt of the State House at 10 a.m.
For those who will want to take a good walk and exercise their bodies, there will be a Golden Jubilee Walk from Ayi-Mensah to Aburi from 4.30 a.m. to 4.30 p.m.
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