The people of Takoradi and Elimina were the first group of people to experience the unique thrills and excitement that the Culture Caravan has to offer, when the stage musical hit them on April 30 and May 1 respectively.
In fact, the thousands of people who gathered to watch the show were so thrilled that they wanted more even after the show had ended. Most of them stuck around waiting for more until the bus carrying the cast and crew bypassed them before it sunk in that in fact the show was over.
The Culture Caravan began with some steaming mixes from one of AfricaÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s best disc jockeys, DJ Black and as he announced the commencement of the show, the audience had no idea what to expect.
However, scene after scene they soon realized that their favourite artists like Kwaw Kesse, Wanlov, Reggie Rockstone and King Ayisoba were not just in town for another concert but to act in short plays akin to the concert parties or cantatas of old.
The stars reenacted popular Ghanaian fables as well as original didactic stories on the dangers of internet fraud or Ã¢â‚¬ËœSakawaÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ and environmental degradation. The first leg of the road show continues with today at Kasoa, former Market Square and concludes on Sun 3rd May at Jamestown Mantse Agbona .
The second leg will resume on May 7 in Kumasi, Jubilee Grounds; Fri. 8th May, Koforidua, Jackson Park ; Sat. 9th May, Nkawkaw Ofori Park; and Sun. 10th May, Obuasi Black Park
By The Buzz