Two Unmissable Events In Accra This Week: Tickling The Nsempiisms & Stanbic Jazz Festival.
Do you suffer from FOMO ( Fear Of Missing Out) ? You know how you log in to Facebook only to all these cool photos and videos of people at events which you would have loved to be at but never heard of till that moment? Yeah, those moments really suck. Avoid FOMO next week by catching up on these two boss-rated events coming up up this week.
This Saturday, 25th June, 2016, at 4:30 – 6:30pm a mid-year book reading event is happening at the Vidya Book Store and I’ll tell you why you should definitely be present.
It is being organised by The Ghana Writer’s Project and hosted by two renowned Ghanaian authors; Nana Awere Damoah and Kofi Akpabli. The night will be filled with interesting excerpts and discussions about the ‘nsempiis’ going on in Ghana in the book: Tickling the Nsempiism. This event is powered by Threadex.
Nana Awere Damoah is a brilliant Ghanaian author of 4 non fictional books: Sebitically Speaking (2015), I Speak Of Ghana (2013), Through the Gates of Thought (2010), Excursions in My Mind (2008) and one fictional book: Tales from Different Tails (2011). His satirically humorous posts on Facebook on life in Ghana, have garnered him a huge following to events he hosts.
Kofi Akpabli, the only African to win CNN awards back-to-back was voted the CNN/Multichoice African Journalist for Arts and Culture in 2010/2011. Aside the numerous poems and short stories he written, he is also the author of Tickling the Ghanaian, A Sense of Savannah Romancing Ghanaland and Harmattan.
Short discussions will be held after the book reading and copies of the book will also be available for sale and not forgetting the networking opportunities you can with fellow like-minded intellectual book lovers.
The much awaited three day Jazz Festival being organised by Stanbic Bank Ghana is just three days away. It begins on Friday 24th June through to Sunday 26th June, 2016 every night at the Accra International Conference Centre. The night promises to be thrilling, filled with great jazz pieces from celebrated jazz musicians as well as noted local artistes.
This year, the headline artist is the famous jazz keyboardist, Bob James; a two time Grammy Award winner. Mr. James has in his name fifty-eight successful albums! He is well known for his complex arrangements of instrumentals and his genius touch on the keyboard.
Tom Braxton, one of America’s best saxophonist is this year’s supporting artists. He’s been in the Jazz field for nearly two decades building up his dynamic skill which constantly holds the attention of his audience.
Our very own local artistes which include Steve Bedi, Akablay, Kyekyeku, Ayisa-Dey Group, Stephanie Benson, Constant Boty, Adoma and Dr. Nii Lartey will also be making star appearances to grace the festival.
Tickets will be going for 250 and 450 Ghana cedis for regular and double respectively and for VIP, 350 cedis for single and 650 cedis for double. The tickets can be purchased at the Junction Mall and Stanbic Heights. Tickets can also be reserved at www.stanbicjazzgfestival.com
Don’t be left out! Spice up your weekend and enjoy awesome jazz groves with fellow music and jazz lovers, make friends and de-stress.