Carnival Arts (GCCA) on Tuesday, May 17, 2016

2016 Ghana Carnival launched

2016 Ghana Carnival launched

The Ghana Society UK & Ghana Centre for Carnival Arts (GCCA) on Tuesday, May 17, 2016, joined hands again with the Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Creative Arts to launch the 2016 Ghana Carnival under the theme: “My Culture Rocks”.

The main Carnival slated for 1st July 2016 will “infect” the city of Accra and feature a street parade starting from the Mantse Agbona at the Kwame Nkrumah Circle through the Ring Road to Osu Oxford Street ending at the Black Star Square where there will be musical performances, exhibitions and food bazaar.

The Ghana Society UK and the Ghana Centre for Carnival Arts; originators of the ‘home coming’ of the Osu – Oxford Street Carnival in 2011 renamed the Ghana Carnival partnered with the Ministry of Tourism Culture & Creative Arts since its inception to deliver the first Carnival teaser in 2011 and the first Ghana Carnival in 2012. GCCA have also proudly held two carnivals in Takoradi, Western Region.

The Ghana Society UK, Ghana Centre for Carnival Arts and the Ministry of Tourism Culture and Creative Arts have promised their fans lots of fun and activities during the 2016 Ghana Carnival with the release of exotic costumes, Mask & Awards Ball; After Party events and Costume Design & Building workshops for fashion schools in Ghana to enable the unique production of Carnival costumes, music, dance to open up creative exchange and dialogue between artists, communities and countries.

The Ghana Carnival will be a historical and unique experience for all those taking part fusing carnival sense of scale with iconic style, flamboyance and grandeur with a key focus on embracing regional diversity across Ghana. We believe this opens up a host of marketing and sponsorship opportunities for businesses over the course of the three-day carnival event.

The timing of the Carnival is well placed and will help promote a peaceful and harmonious time leading up to elections scheduled for 7th November 2016.

Source: Ghana Centre for Carnival Arts (GCCA)

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