Ayisoba To Visit USA
Under the auspices of First Page Multimedia Productions (FPMP) and American Youth United (AYU), Ghana’s traditional music icon, King Ayisoba will be travelling to the United States of America (USA) to launch the Kente and Batakari Festival this month.
According to Collins Obeng-Agyare, also known as Odeshie, producer of King Ayisoba, the trip is to project the two indigenous fabrics to the world, as Ghana prepares to celebrate the next Kente and Batakari Day in May next year.
King Ayisoba will be performing in California at the African Cultural Festival on October 19 and 20 to a large audience of African Americans, among others.
‘This would be followed by the grand launching of the Kente and Batakri Festival on October 27,’ he disclosed, adding that the celebration would then become an annual event. Odeshie said during the programme, a date would be set for the annual celebration.
King Ayisoba will be hosted by the American Youth United (AYU), founded by Tremeka Ruud, who visited Ghana earlier this year. An agreement was reached between the AYU and FPMP in Ghana for the celebration of the Festival alongside the Black History Month in the US every February.
The Kente/Batakari Day is the brainchild of King Ayisoba and First Page Multimedia Production with support from some of the allied ministries. The observation of the day as a truly national day is awaiting approval from Parliament, which is working on the proposal submitted some months ago.
By Theodore M.K. Viwotor
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