Six artistes to promote peaceful elections through music

Black Avenue Works is set to roll out a 10-city nationwide music tour dubbed The Big Six Tour in September this year to promote peaceful elections.

The tour under the theme: The Big Six for Peaceful, Free & Fair Elections, will see six of Ghana’s most commercially successful hiphop and hiplife acts representing the Big Six performing live in concert in 10 selected cities in Ghana.

The nationwide tour, organizers explained in a press statement, “would be geared towards preaching and promoting to the youth the essence of voting and ensuring a peaceful electoral process come December 2012’s Presidential elections via musical concerts and symposia.”

Six artistes – D-Black, Sarkodie, Edem, Kwaw Kese, Dr. Cryme and E.L, have been carefully selected to headline the historic tour from September to November this year.

According to the organizers, these artistes represent various clans who “make music in various dialects but are all Ghanaian by blood and birth.”

D-Black told Myjoyonline.com in an interview that the tour “is to create awareness among Ghanaian youths the need to vote, the need for a peaceful election that is free and fair. We are the future and the future rests in our hands. Our vote counts.”

Black Avenue Works explained that the motivation behind the names for the concert and the artistes is the country’s founding fathers, the Big Six who “were leaders of the United Gold Coast Convention (UGCC) in the 1940’s and fought vigorously for the attainment of Ghanaian independence. The Big Six represent the historic struggle for Ghanaian independence and are pictured on the front of Ghana cedi notes.”

The tour begins in Accra and will be followed by performances in Tamale, Kumasi, Ho, Bolgatanga, Tema, Wa, Sunyani, Takoradi and Tarkwa.

Organisers are, however, yet to announce the exact dates for the various venues.

 

 

 

myjoyonline.com

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