Alliance Française is hosting the first ever Electro Festival dubbed, ‘Electro Comes To Ghana!’ which will be bringing together artistes, DJs, and music lovers from the African continent and beyond in Accra on October 23, 24 and 25 respectively.
The highlight of the three-day event is an exceptional performance with Kenyan House/Funk/Disco band, ‘Just a Band’ on October 25 whose career was launched with their debut album, ‘Scratch to Reveal’ in 2008.
Their music has explored various musical directions such as Disco, Electronica, Hip-hop and Jazz. The group is highly solicited and has toured several countries in Africa and is now making its way to Ghana for the first time to celebrate the Electro-Music Festival with thousands of Ghanaians.
The band aims to depict a different aspect of African music which many are yet to experience.
Member of the band, Bill Sellanga said, “We hope to be part of the generation that tells a different story about where we come from.”
‘Just a band’ is known to bringing the audiences to their feet and in the process making them rethink what they know about African music and identity.
Electronic music lovers and the public are excited about this event judging from the positive responses that have flown in so far, hence from all indications the festival is going to be a huge success and will surely linger for a long time afterwards in the memories of participants.
The festival consists of instructive and entertaining events to make the audience appreciate electronic music on a whole new level such as electronic workshops during which the origins and the genres of the style will be explained in detail, with demonstrations of electro music production with guest DJs and producers of Electronic music.
As part of the festival, ‘Roots of Azonto’ by Akwaaba Sound System will share its sound bank of Ghanaian percussions for free with interested producers and beat makers in Ghana on Friday October 24.
Its sounds have already been used by top producers in Ghana such as Laxio, Cash 2, Appietus and NshonaMuzick.
A full Electro atmosphere will be created for international and local electro music enthusiasts to enjoy this one of a kind experience. Electronic music is gaining more and more popularity and visibility in Africa, so let’s bring it to Ghana!
This event is supported by French Embassy, InstitutFrançais Ghana, Kenya Airways, Ashfoam, State of Israel,Gh One, Breeze Fm, Cine Afrik, Live Fm, Jonilar, Showbiz Gh, Urbanphace.com, HB TV, Enewsgh.com, Bigx.com.gh, ameyawdebrah.com, Accraexpat.com, Accra Dot Alt, Beat Phreaks, Hype Ghana
Programme outline below:
Thursday, October 23
Workshop with DJ Jason Kleatsh and DJ Steloo: Introduction to electronic music from 9am to 3pm at Alliance Française Accra – Exhibition Hall Rate: Free – To register and find out more email@example.com / 0501287811
With guests DJs and producers in Electronic music, the attendants will learn about the origins and the genres of the style, receive advice for aspiring practitioners and witness demonstration of electro music production.
ECG opening party at Republic Bar – 8 pm – Free
With DJ Steloo, Jason Kleatsh, DJ Bbrave, DJ Keyzz
Friday, October 24
Roots ofAzonto by Akwaaba Sound System Feat DJ Keyzzz 8 pm at Alliance Francaise Accra
After party Roof on Fire – 10 pm
Venue: Smollensky’s roof top
With DJ Keyzzz and DJ Vim Tinz
Saturday, October 25
On-line music promotion and Tel Aviv electro scene workshop with Eyal Rob & DJ Sabbo (Israel) From 10 am to 1 pm – Free
Venue: Alliance Francaise Accra
A Quick Guide to putting the music on the web and ways to bring it to a broader Audience, using online tools.
Just a Band (Kenya) and Azizaa (Ghana) – 8 pm
Warm up and cooldown with DJ Jason Kleatsh (Ghana) and DJ Steloo (Ghana)
Venue: Alliance Francaise Accra
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