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All set for 2023 Chalewote Street Art Festival 

The organisers of the Chalewote Street Art Festival are ready to open the 13th edition.

The event will officially start on August 21, 2023 on the streets of the Osu community at 3pm.

This year the festival will be held at the Black Star Square and its environs. 

According to the Director of the festival, Mantse Aryeequaye, the event will start “from the Independence Square all the way into the Osu township, where the High Court complex is, down into Independence Square, into the Osu Castle, into the Osu community, all the way down to Oxford Street, and all up to the Osu cemetery traffic light coming towards Accra Sports Stadium, rounding it back into Independence Square.

The new venue, Osu, is one of the oldest neighbourhoods in Accra, dating back to the early 19th century and has become an important part of the city’s commercial and cultural landscape.

The Black Star Square in Osu – will feature open-air mural exhibitions by leading Ghanaian and international artists, showcasing work inspired by the rebellion of enslaved Afro-Brazilians in 1835 Salvador Bahia and their glorious return to present-day Ghana, Togo and Nigeria.

The story is also performed as a musical theatre piece called ‘Memory Movement Freedom’ by multiple community-based performance, dance troupes and brass band.

For their participation this year, Ghanaian art collective AFUABE will create live murals detailing the former Gold Coast’s long history of resistance against colonial invasions.

Other showcases will include performance art, graffiti, 4 music stages with 120 musicians and bands, LABS, Salons, design, photography, processions, street theater and the SHIKA SHIKA Art Fair that will host independent artists at the Christianborg Castle.

The art fair supports and showcases dynamic presentations and works from intergenerational artists working outside of gallery spaces.

The castle gardens will also host the Chale Wote Film LABS and knowledge sharing salons from 22nd August to 24th August. 

Nonetheless, the opening of the event will take place on the streets of the Osu community on the 21st at 3 p.m.

Some major activities for the 13th edition of the festival are, but are not limited to, photo exhibitions, street painting, graffiti murals, interactive installations, street boxing, movie screening, processions, design labs, movie screenings, and more.

As part of their partnership with the organisers of the 2023 Chalewote Street Art Festival, The Multimedia Group will serve its audiences up-to-the-minute coverage of the event. 

The festival will be transmitted on Joy FM, Joy Prime, Hitz FM, Joy News and have reports published on myjoyonline.com.

While the various social media brands of the media conglomerate share on-the-ground experiences through video and photos, there shall also be broadcasts on the radio and TV channels.

The biggest news website in Ghana, myjoyonline.com will publish detailed stories and features of the event.

To shed light on the activities and analyse the various art forms that will be exhibited during the festival, there will be in-studio and on-the-ground discussions of the various activities slated for this year’s Chalewote Street Art Festival. 

These discussion sessions will comprise seasoned pundits in the arts, tourism and culture industries.

The Chalewote Street Art Festival is organised by Accra [DOT] Alt. 

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