Teshie’s jama group, brushed aside fierce competition from four other communities in Accra; Osu, Ga Mashie, La and Nungua to win the first ever jama competition under Citi FM’s repackaged Music of Ghana Origin (Mogo Festival).
The group, which came on stage very organised, fused customised jama songs and ancient Ga traditional songs that typically advised inhabitants of the community to live upright lives, yet in a humorous and entertaining genre.
The group from Osu gave the winners a run for their money.
The energy from the largely very young men and women nearly brought the stage down. They sang contemporary jama songs which resonated well with hundreds of spectators at the Mantse Agbona park at James Town, popularly called British Accra.
The rest of the jama groups also gave very good accounts of themselves in the competition.
Before the various groups converged on the Mantse Agbona park, they had marched through some of the Ga communities with their jama songs.
They went through Akoto Lante, Mudor, Korleanaa, chanting their songs to alert members of the communities about the competition.
Click on ‘Photos’ to see scenes from the jama competition. Photos by Godwin Allotey Akweiteh.
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