The “African Culture and Wellness Festival” a.k.a. ACAWF was created by Dr. Sharita Yazid, Naturopath, New Body Products Ghana Chief Operating Officer and a repatriate to Africa. A group of natural healers, master African dance/drum instructors and fitness experts were consulted to help create a festival that would deliver a sound platform for years to come. ACAWF has taken the lead to educate, empower, and heal Africans on the continent and the Diasporas through culture and well-being.
February 8th, 2019 ACAWF’s Opening Ceremonies Dinner will feature a fine Vegan Feast presented by our Vegan All Star of the year. This year’s theme for ACAWF 2019 is “Our Land Our Sovereignty”.
February 9th, 2019 The African Culture and Wellness Festival will light up the Aburi Botanical Gardens with expected 3000 participants throughout the day featuring informative workshops, exhibitions and concert.
The African American Association of Ghana has historically celebrated Black History Month in February of each year to highlight and educate the Ghanaian community at large on the experiences, achievements and successes of African Americans throughout history, and to use the month as an opportunity to facilitate the cultural, social, educational and economic integration of African Americans and other persons from the Diaspora into Ghanaian society.
As 2019 marks the 400th year since the first documented arrival of enslaved Africans to the shores of America it is necessarily a year of both reflection on the past and anticipation for the future. With that as a guiding principal AAAG aims to spotlight the unique connection between African Americans, Americans and Ghanaians by creating platforms for discussion, learning and cross-cultural collaboration.
Black History Month Panel Discussion Launch and Soul Food Lunch
February 9, 2019
Theme for Panel Discussion: Black Migration – Exploring our Roots and Beyond
*Proposed discussion topics include: Returnees: who they are and why they’ve come; Micro-communities and their role in Ghanaian society; and, The future of diasporans – a vested interest in development.
Venue: W.E.B. Du Bois Centre, Accra
Traditional African American Church Service
February 24, 2019
Highlighting the role of “The Black Church” in African American communities and the spiritual ties to the diaspora.
The 2019 Back2Africa Festival happens February 25 – March 8, 2019 and consists of a service project and performance stop in Kumasi, Cape Coast, and Accra featuring…The CrossRhodes, Black Alley Band and Farafina Kan.
The Back2Africa Festival is a partnership between The Adinkra Group and The Ghana Tourism Authority that celebrates Black History Month the last week of February through Ghanaian Independence Day in the first week of March with a focus on the arts, education and service. We connect African American and Ghanaian cultural art forms through live performances and educational service projects providing school supplies and resources for Ghanaian school children in the Akuapem Region.
A cornerstone of this journey and experience is the opportunity for all attendees to take their DNA test using the world’s largest database of African DNA lineages to determine their country and ethnic group of origin through our partnership with AfricanAncestry.com and participate in a group reveal during the journey.
‘At long last,Ghana! your beloved country, is free forever’. These were the words of Dr. Kwame Nkrumah on the declearation of the country’s independence in Accra, Ghana.
Independence Day is an official state holiday celebrated by the Ghanaian people and the Ghanaian diaspora, which is celebrated on March 6. Independence Day marks the declaration of independence from the United Kingdom by Prime Minister Kwame Nkrumah on 6 March 1957. The event kick-starts a series of activities scheduled to take place as part of the anniversary celebration.
The Independence Day Parade is being held at the Black Star square is observed by millions of Ghanaians. In the capital city of Accra, the nation celebrates Independence Day with a patriotic parade of school children, civil servants, and the armed forces. The President gives a speech of solidarity, and above it all flies the flag created in 1957, with its central black star representing the nation’s people. The red band symbolizes the journey to independence, and the yellow and green bands the land’s rich natural resources.
The 3GC-TCU Collaborative is sponsoring a two Day Pan-African Student Summit both at the University of Ghana (UG) and the University of Cape Coast (UCC). The Summit builds upon the 3GC-TCU annual Pan African Student Forums held at UG and UCC since 2014 with other campus Pan African student organizations.
The two day Pan African Student Summit engages university students of African descent from the Diaspora with Ghanaian university students to participate in critical discourse and think tanks on essential topics toward the liberation of all African people around the world: identity and social issues, economics and entrepreneurial possibilities, education, and global health and wellness. The Pan African Student Summit also includes a service learning day where the collective group commits to a service learning project in a local community. The Summit includes a keynote speaker, panel discussions, think tanks, networking sessions, entertainment, and more.
The Pan African Student Summit will lay the foundation for the future Pan-African Student/Youth Conference in Ghana in collaboration with major Pan African Student organizations at both the University of Ghana (International Pan-African Youth Organization) and the University of Cape Coast (ASEG: African Students and Empowerment Group and Africana Conference) to foster network and partnership development between student change makers and budding Pan-Africanist in both the Diaspora and the Continent.
Edge of the World Production (EOTWP) is proud to introduce JaGha Reggae Fest, a brave new festival which aims to embrace and unify the people of Ghana & Jamaican through culture and music. The vision is to bring the African Diaspora back home to the Motherland. To create a festival that unites the strong African culture with our brothers and sisters abroad, and to spread this message through Reggae. JaGha Fest is set over two days – 2 days of reggae music at Independence Square in Accra, followed by Elmina Castle, Cape Coast.
Day 1 Jagha Fest 9th March 2019 – Independence Square
The Paragliding event was introduced in 2005 by the Ministry of Tourism. The festival has attracted both Ghanaians and foreigners alike and has become an integral part of the annual Easter celebrations in Ghana with 3-days aerial fun, ceremonies and music.
The inclusion of the events as part of the festivities has seen dramatic increase in numbers of visits to the various attractions within the eastern enclave of the country, increased the tourist activities and improved economic activities as well. Also, after its introduction, the event has drawn many enthusiasts to Kwahu, and positively impacted the local economy in relation to transport businesses, tour operations, hospitality establishments, souvenir sellers and the entertainment industry among others.
Pilots with a wealth of experience are selected and coordinated across several parts of the world, in order to cater for the diverse and dynamic nature of participants who come from across the world to fly and have fun. These pilots are flown in from various destinations and well hosted with decent standards of accommodation and transportation through their total stay in Ghana for the event purpose.
the world to fly and have fun. These pilots are flown in from various destinations and well hosted with decent standards of accommodation and transportation through their total stay in Ghana for the event purpose.
Fashion is an important part of our identity as Africans and Afrodiasporans and with the increased interest in everything from head wraps to “Dashikis” to african print e-commerce, there is a very palpable cultural and economic opportunity to assert our identity in a global market. The Wax Print Film is a documentary style film that explores the origins and cultural implication of wax print fabric by investigating its past, present and future in Ghana and Nigeria. As wax print becomes increasingly popular across the diaspora, people are starting to take critical look at whether “african prints” are truly African.
“Black Prophet Homecoming Celebration”. This will be a time of togetherness, joy and happiness.
We will be celebrating the return of Ghana’s own son, “Black Prophet” back to Ghana. Zonto aka Black Prophet is a very talented artist who has championed the cause of Africa and Ghana, through his music, across Europe and around the world. His most recent album, “Stories of Life” Produced by legendary Dean Frasier has caught the interest of many top name Producers in the business. It has inspired Penthouse Records to include him on the Tribute to Joseph “Culture” Hill, which has been nominated for a Grammy Award. Zonto will be returning home for his long awaited performance in Ghana. He will be releasing his new album, “Back to My Roots”. He will also be bringing with him, his musical brethren from Jamaica to celebrate Ghana Year of Return 2019.
“The Black Prophet Homecoming Celebration” will be featuring international Reggae Artist, Reggae Legend, Leroy Sibbles, Hit maker Dwayne Stephenson, son of Culture, Kenyatta Hill and Special surprise guest from Morgan Heritage Family. Performances will also feature Ghana’s top Reggae heavyweights.
It will be a two day event:
Saturday June 29th will be held at The Banquet Hall. This will be a VIP occasion.
Monday July 1st. This will be an outdoor event with Dance Hall music during the day from Jah Marcus Sounds from London England, Presentation on the need for African Unity and Live Stage show. PA and lighting by Lexis Sound Check. This will be held at Independence Square.
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In recognition of the 400th anniversary of the arrival of Africans in the English colonies at Point Comfort, Virginia, in 1619, the Brothers of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity’s Tau Chi Chapter, located in Ghana are eagerly anticipating the yearlong celebration of festivities being organized through the Office of Diaspora Affairs and are positively looking forward to participating in this historic commemoration. Tau Chi Chapter, an unincorporated association of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity Inc. will organize a series of events to take place in Accra, Ghana to be called The National Pan-Hellenic Council Republic Week Reunion from July 1st through the 7th 2019.
The National Pan-Hellenic Council is a collaborative organization of nine historical African American, international Greek lettered fraternities and sororities. The Republic Week Reunion event will be hosted by the Tau Chi chapter of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity and aims to bring members of the Diaspora and the Nine International Greek letter societies for a week’s worth of Ghanaian activities to include:
Comedy Night competition of Ghana vs USA Comedians
Group trip to the Elmina Slave Castle for historical tour. Attendees will participate in a wreath laying ceremony to honor our ancestors.
All-Greek picnic and cookout with Old School music and DJs
Art and Culture tours of Accra and national sites
Spinal Awareness Golf Classic sponsored by Spinal Clinic Ltd
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The PANAFEST Festival was inspired by and takes its source from a paper written in 1980 entitled “Proposal for a Historical Drama Festival in Cape Coast” by Dr. Mrs. Efua Sutherland, who was a distinguished Ghanaian Dramatist and Pan-Africanist. In 1991 the idea gained root and took shape in an expanded form as the Pan-African Historical Theater Festival (PANAFEST). In October of that year, PANAFEST was officially launched and in December of the same year, the national phase of the festival was held in Cape Coast, Ghana after a series of activities which included a national playwriting competition, organized seminars and workshops on Pan-Africanism across the country.
1) SLAVE ROUTE PILGRIMAGE AND ATONEMENT CEREMONIES
Leading up to the festival a 3-4day pilgrimage along the slave route mapped under the UNESCO slave route project will be offered as an option.
2) WREATH LAYING & TRIBUTE TO THE ANCESTORS – 24th July 2019
A major event for PANAFEST and Emancipation Day will consist of a Wreath laying programme and Tribute to the Pan African Pioneers in Accra beginning at the W.E.B. DuBois Centre for Pan African Culture and continuing to the George Padmore Library and ending up at the Dr. Kwame Nkrumah Mausoleum.
3) RETURN JOURNEY AND AKWAABA CEREMONY -26th July 2019
The Programme will begin in the early morning with a gathering at the entrance of the Cape Coast Fort/Dungeon. 25 pre-selected Returnees will form a circle to invoke the spirit of the ancestors before proceeding to and through the “Door of No Return” to board canoes to begin the journey to Elmina
4) THE PANAFEST VILLAGE/BAZAAR/EXPO : 26th July – 2nd August 2019
The PANAFEST Village /Bazaar and Expo will be a permanent site for exhibition and sale of goods, refreshment services and performances.
5) THE WORLD OF THE AFRICAN CHILD
This is conceived as a day camp for children attending the festival. It will be subject to a procurement process to select a partner who will offer children a fascinating experience throughout the festival. It is expected that children will enter into their own world where they will have the opportunity to learn arts, skills and information grounded in the African experience and the joy of playing.
6) COLLOQUIUM, LECTURES, ASSEMBLIES and DIALOGUES
Colloquium: 29th – 31st July 2019
Theme: Beyond 400 Years: Reaching Across Continents into the Future
Working with the University of Cape Coast, Centre for African and International Studies a 4-day colloquium will be held to allow enough time for a debate on the theme. Publication of selected papers of this and earlier should be hardwired into the planning of the colloquium. At least two internationally renowned speakers should be invited to the colloquium.
LECTURES- Keynote Speakers and Selected Panelists will be requested to give lectures at other sites in Ghana such as Accra and Kumasi
6a) INTER-FAITH DIALOGUE- 28th July
Faith Leaders from around the world convening an ecumenical gathering to dialogue on the role of religion in enslavement, colonialism and redemption and emancipation.
7) Youth Assembly 2nd August 2019
The International Hip Hop Pan African Diaspora Family Reunion a Pro Pan African development initiative convening an International Hip Hop/Rap Summit in collaboration with PANAFEST & MUSIGA.
8) OPENING CEREMONY GRAND DURBAR OF CHIEFS AND QUEEN MOTHERS AND PEOPLES OF AFRICA -27th July 2019
The God Box Foundation (TGBF) is the first Pan African Interfaith Organization in the world that embraces, celebrates and promotes the spiritual and religious diversity of the Pan African family. TGBF provides a welcoming, loving, respectful and nurturing platform for religious scholars and bodies, spiritual and traditional practitioners, and all children of God. TGBF helps all to gain the experiential and intellectual knowledge of the multiplicity and universality of God within all our unique and diverse particularities. For “Year of Return, Ghana 2019” TGBF will host the “God Box Spiritual Pilgrimage.” The three week pilgrimage will participate in PANAFEST, Emancipation, and touring and visiting religious sites in Ghana.
This day is set aside for the celebration of the “emancipation” of slaves in the Americas and the Caribbean, and that day in the lives of the freed slaves falls on the first day of August as per the Emancipation Proclamation in the United States of America.
Ghana started celebrating Emancipation Day in 1998 in solidarity with her brethren in the diaspora (African Descendants abroad). The event is also celebrated to encourage descendants of the soil to come back home and help rebuild Ghana and for that matter Africa from where they left off. This celebration has therefore become an event that has added another “jewel” to Ghana’s attractive destination and has succeeded in bringing into the country many Africans in the diaspora.
The symbolic interment has made Ghana the focus of the movement by Africans in the diaspora to come back to their mother continent. The interest that the programme has generated must be exploited to the fullest as the popularity of the Emancipation Day Celebration is increasing year after year. This interest must vigorously be sustained, and “re-uniting” the “African Family” …… must be a reality.
The concert will feature gospel artists from Africa and the diaspora. The current headliner is Bebe Winans, the widely acclaimed American gospel and R&B singer and member of the noted Winans family. Mr. Winans is a multiple award winning artist and has a worldwide following.
Ghana Natural Hair Expo is a celebration of natural hair and Beauty show. The expo will provide an environment filled with fun, fellowship, empowerment and exciting hair show. It will feature panel discussions, educational workshops, hair braiding Competition, live entertainment, local and international vendors. The goal of the expo will allow women, men and children to embrace uniqueness of their natural hair and also learn about natural hair care.
Assembled to lead efforts that connect and facilitate African American-Ghanaian investment and business ventures, large and small. Converging Ghanaʼs incredible resources and well educated labor pool with African Americaʼs ingenuity and technology.
The MMG Foundation is preparing for the second annual “Marcus Garvey Award Ball and Banquet” on the 17th August 2019. The purpose of the event is to commemorate The Right Honourable Marcus Mosiah Garvey’s 132 earth years, celebrate the achievements of individuals who have demonstrated Pan-African unity and spirit both home and abroad, and to engage in annual fundraising events where all proceeds will go towards the construction of a Marcus Garvey Pan-African Centre in Ghana. The Marcus Garvey Pan-African Centre, a multimillion-cedi facility, is envisioned to be a globally relevant light house on the continent of Africa for the preservation of Garvey’s principles, philosophies and the advancement of Afrocentric achievement across all endeavours. With the entire diaspora as a target market, when fully operating, it is expected to attract and generate a steady stream of activity that will attract international visitors for conferences, tours, seminars, workshops and more, all eventually contributing significantly to the local economy.
Jamestown to Jamestown is a spiritual, historical, and reconciliatory journey from August 18 – 28, 2019 from Jamestown, Virginia to Jamestown, Accra Ghana West Africa to commemorate the 400 year anniversary with a week-long series of events during the Year of Return, Ghana 2019.
The highlights include:
a trip to Jamestown, VA to pour libation and visit the port where the first ship landed
a visit to the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Ceremony at Jamestown, Accra
Historic Chartered Plane Ride
AfricanAncestry.com DNA reveals
The African American Business, Investment and Development Summit in Accra & GALA
tour excursion options
and a few other surprises
We have a whole plane reserved for this voyage. Secure your seat now!
Contact The Adinkra Group at TheAdinkraGroup@gmail.com or SunSeekers Tours at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Jamestown to Jamestown is sponsored in part by South African Airways.
Chale Wote Street Art Festival also known as Chale Wote is an alternative platform that brings art, music, dance and performance out into the streets. The festival targets exchanges between scores of local and international artists and patrons by creating and appreciating art together.
In celebration of Ghana’s “Year of Return, Ghana 2019” The Voyajah Foundation will be launching their inaugural Homecoming Programme in Ghana. Highlights of the programme include a Voyajah Homecoming Festival, panel discussions, networking events, historical group tours, pop ups stores and live music performances by both local and established high profile international artists. The Voyajah Foundation aims to inspire a generation by building bridges and legacies for generations to come.
Are you ready for the biggest event in Ghana?! H.E.R. Collective presents The RBG (real black gold) festival happening Sept 21, 2019. Hosted by the lovely ladies and founders of H.E.R(helping elevation rise) Collective, Queen Afia Khalia Tweneboa Kodua and Queen Nzali Johnetta Abraham. What can you expect? A day full of artist from all over the globe and some of Ghana’s very own local stars. Fun & games for the children such as arts & crafts, dancing completitions, food contest and so much more. There will be games and prizes for adults, raffles, icebreakers social mixer challenges, hidden figures history trivia, battle of the sexes, masquerades, drum circles, folklore tales food and all kinds of fun for the entire family!!!!
For more information contact: email@example.com or call 050 297-3850/0548357086 or follow bus on Instagram @h.e.r_collective!
Each October, BSMAA sponsors an annual fundraising gala to celebrate the life and legacy of Nelson “Madiba” Mandela. The South African-based Nelson Mandela Foundation has approved BSMAA’s event as: the Madiba Humanitarian Award: Celebrating the Legacy Of Nelson Mandela. BSMAA’s Selection Awards Committee selects individuals who embody many of the principles that guided his life.
Jenniez School of African Interior Design is the First and only approved educator of interior decoration in Africa duly registered with the Interior Design Association of Nigeria.
We are the catalyst for bridging the gap in interior decoration education in Africa.
Our vision is to raise world class certified interior decorators and successful entrepreneurs through Design
The Blueprint Conference is hosted by Jenniez School of African Interior Design (JSAID) based in Lagos, Nigeria. However, the Ghanaian edition will be co-hosted with Blueprint Africa, an interior design consultancy based between Abidjan and Accra. By virtue of this, the partnership will bring in people in diaspora from neighboring ECOWAS countries both as speakers, delegates and attendees.
The maiden edition tagged The Business of Design was held on the 10th of November 2018 in Nigeria.
It involved expert design professionals and business experts who came together to empower interior designers, skilled workers, architects, artisans, designers, manufacturers of small to medium sized enterprises in the design industry, with practical tools, guidance and motivation on how to take their business to the next level.
In celebration of the Year of the Return, Ghana 2019 – The Blueprint Conference Ghana will be themed “Celebrating African Heritage through Interior Design” and will feature speakers that will hone in on the intersection between interior architecture, cultural inspiration and modernism.
It is a 2 days event starting on the 25th to 26th of October 2019. The first day will be a half day tour of historical buildings and the second day will be a day -long conference with master classes from top architects and interior designers in Nigeria and Ghana in collaboration with members of the Interior Designers and Decorators of Ghana association (IDDG).
We realize that African resilience speaks to the concept of enduring through time. This is exactly the appeal of the study of buildings – to leave a legacy throughout the ages. Architecture and interior design are credible yet subtle ambassadors of culture and history. Ghana’s shores are testaments to the slave trade, dotted with over a dozen slave forts. Historic areas like Jamestown and Osu reflect colonial homes from the country’s years under British rule. Yet the urban skyline is modern showing the evolution of Ghana’s design ethos and spirit while continuing to reflect homegrown design principles and concepts. This is demonstrated for example in the Ashanti stool reincarnation that is the Jubilee House
The Blueprint Conference will be targeted to interior designers, architects, builders, construction companies, manufacturers, product designers and other professionals in the design industry in Ghana.
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NVA Marketing and Promotions (NVAMPGh), an event management, staffing, promotional and marketing firm on Tuesday, December 1, 2015, launched the 1st annual “Creatives” Art show in Accra, Ghana. The show was aimed at “Promoting Ghana through Creativity” and “Giving Ghanaian artists opportunities to affect others with their works which will ultimately lead to different heights”.
“The Creatives Art Show”, an event of four plus years in the running, brings together Ghanaian and foreign artists living in the country. These individuals get to meet art devotees coming from various parts of the world, to interact, network amongst themselves in addition to share desires as artists and art lovers. Artists can market and in due course sell work pieces to possible buyers. The main goal for the event is to Promote Ghana through Creativity, to unify and highlight these great artists. NVA Marketing and Promotions was fortunate to have held its 1st and 2nd art show at the Afrikiko Leisure Center in Kanda, the 3rd at the Nubuke Foundation in East Legon and the most recent the 4th at the Ndoleb Event Center in Tesano all of Accra. The 4 past events proved successful with the help of a NVAMP’s marketing efforts, support from Ghana Tourism Authority, The Chinese Embassy, The Embassy of Ethiopian, Embassy of Malaysian, popular media houses and many others. These devoted bodies assisted with funds, materials, gifts and most importantly attendance, that were helpful to our course, which we are grateful for.
The Annual Creatives Art Show gets more than 200 spectators in attendance, including embassies, international institutions, NGO’s, business firms, and most importantly foreign communities as well as our general public. Local newspaper, radio, as well as television stations always cover the events giving the event the opportunity to reach the right patrons/targeted audience. NVA Marketing and Promotions is anxiously looking forward to an even greater success in the coming year’s event.
Please find our social media handles and contact information for more questions and answers pertaining to “The “Creatives” Annual Art Show”.
The AfroChic Cultural Arts Exhibit is a multi-disciplined mobile event which highlights young and emerging talent of African descent through visual arts, music, technology, wellness activations while showcasing the diverse culture of the Afro community. AfroChic Cultural Arts Exhibit is seeking to travel to Accra Ghana in partnership with the Ministry of Tourism to activate a once in a lifetime experience attracting a global audience. Set to take place on Saturday December 21, 2019 and Sunday December 22, 2019 the vision for the AfroChic Diaspora Festival is a two-day tech and digital virtual reality inspired fest that will explore where technology and design intersects with a focus on the arts, health, technology and political representation. Event curators, honoured guests and spectators alike will be probed to ask the question “what does a black Utopia look and feel like”? The event will attempt to answer this question.
AFROCHELLA is a festival designed to highlight & elevate thrilling and thriving millennial talent from and within Africa. The festival is an interactive event that encourages collaboration, explains and explores culture with a pioneering approach. The day features a festive celebration of our culture in the form of: Art & Fashion Installations, Live painting, The Best of African Cuisine, Live performances.
The festival’s purposes is to tell the New Africa story from a native’s perspective.
All aspects of the festival from the theme to the production are an ode to the ingenuity and available services in Africa. Our goal is to optimize the experience & engage the attendees with the culture in an authentic yet innovative approach. We look forward to sharing this experience as a footstep into a new tradition of bringing people together in Africa for tourism and Pro-African development.
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