Francophone Festival Hits Accra



The 2014 edition of Francophonie Festival will on Friday, March 14 open with fashion shows and a variety of performances as well as a spectacular spinning by DJ BBrave at the Alliance Française in Accra.

French singer, Mouron, with support from pianist Terry Truck would give a modern artistic coherence to French chanson by Edith Piaf, Jacques Brel among others on Saturday, March 15 while an exhibition of hand-painted movie posters from the collection of Joseph Oduro-Frimpong would open on Saturday, March 15.

The second version of Accra Francophonie Film Festival would take place from Thursday, March 20 to Saturday, March 29 with a variety of film from diverse countries and cultures.

Friday, March 21 would be the turn of the youth who would participate in a job fair while a fun-fair that would encompass music, dance, literature and food from several Francophonie countries would take place on Saturday, March 22.

The highlight of the festival is a performance by the Beninois Afro pop star Sessime, who is scheduled to woo live music fans also on Saturday, March 22. As a multiple award-winner, she has been performing all over Europe and Africa with her album titled ‘Wazakoua’. A special raffle would be organised on the day of the performance.

La Paillote Takpekpe, which is being organised by the Institute for Music and Development, would host a night of traditional/contemporary music, dance and fashion from Northern Ghana on Wednesday, March 26 with Youth Home Cultural Group and Wuza Wuza Dance Ensemble.

Institut Français Ghana, Embassy of France, La Francophonie, Société General Ghana, Ash Foam, CFAO, Bollore Africa Logistics, Louis Dreyfus Commodities, Citroen, Nustyle and Golden Exotics are supporting Francophonie 2014.


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