The Chale Wote Street Art festival has grown in leaps and bounds and has by far become the most popular street event in Ghana. The colorful festival in its sixth year and organised by Accra [dot] Alt begins today and promises to supersede its previous jam packed events.
The theme for this year’s event dubbed ‘Spirit Robot’ promises to excite patrons with a chance to create life as they choose it. It entreats patrons as always to believe in the word, dare I say, “Magic” and to create a world of culture which is rightly expressed through graffiti art, murals of the age that offers diversity.
In the spirit of the robot, this year offers a downloadable brochure which only adds to the mouth-watering activities for the week.
Unlike, the previous years, 2016 Chale Wote festival is a week-long event, ending on Sunday 21st August, 2016.
The first day offers the Open Gallery, which for the art lovers is good news, and even better; is the fact that it is in collaboration with other galleries such as the Nubuke Foundation, Mmfofa Foundation and many more. This exhibition runs till the 22nd of August, 2016.
Day three offers an equally exciting treat for the die-hard fans of movies. The day’s event will feature screenings of feature African Films at Gallery 1957.
For the history lovers, the fun Kpakpo Samoa Mark-Hansen of James Town who doubles as the logistical coordinator of Chale Wole takes you down memory lane of the right culture of the community while introducing newbies to his roots.
Wednesday’s event to be held at the Dubois Center is aptly named labs@ Chale Wote. It features some of the best creative brains from South Africa, Kwanele Finch Thusi’s, Yvette Tetteh form Ghana, Soul Science Lab from the U.S.
These great minds offer you their intellect from 5-6 pm on the Spirit Robot Panel.
The Spirit Woman conversation slated for Friday, where every woman is allowed to free her spirit with the help of Nana Akosua Hansen, Akwaeke Emzi, Nana Darkoa Sakyiamah and Paula Akugizibgwe, will be an event not to miss.
Miss the first six days, that’s okay but be sure to make it on the final day, the 21st of August. It promises to offer the best meals on a golden platter.