This year’s event of the annual Music of Ghanaian Origin (MOGO) being organised by Citi FM to celebrate authentic indigenous Ghanaian music will take place from Saturday, March 21 to 28.
The MOGO festival, according to the organisers, is a seven day celebration of music, art and culture made in Ghana and it would cover the full spectrum of Ghanaian music.
Some of the activities for this year’s festival include the Accra Music Expo at Mantse Agbonaa on Saturday, March 21 which would feature some of the best indigenous Ga bands and musicians such as Tinny, Adane Best, Dzajeloi and a host of others.
On Sunday, March 22, the organisers would host MOGO special memorial service to 10 deceased musicians, Dr K. Gyasi, Dr Paa Bobo, P. K. Nyamoah, Rev Kusi Berko, Terry Bonchaka, Mac Tontoh (Osibisa), Jerry Hansen (Ramblers), Ampofo Agyei, Michael Dwamena and Alex Konadu for their contributions to Ghanaian music.
Some living legends would also be honoured at a special event dubbed the ‘3 Nights with Highlife Greats’ on March 23 at the plush Alisa Hotel.
On Friday, March 27, Ghana would get groovy with the African jazz jamboree which would bring together a host of Africa’s most captivating jazz musicians such as Gyedu Blay-Ambolley, George Spratz, Aka Blay, Kollaboration, Constant Boty and B.B. Blues to give patrons a night to remember.
The MOGO festival would be climaxed on Saturday, March 28 with the MOGO Awards at the Accra International Conference Centre (AICC) which would witness performances from Paapa Yankson, Adane Best, Pat Thomas, Nana Kwame Ampadu, Okyeame Kwame, Samuel Owusu and the Ramblers International Band.
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