The annual CHALE WOTE Street Art Festival is an alternative platform that brings alive the magic of art, music and dance along High Street in James Town, Accra. The festival re-imagines African folktales through a variety of art forms – graffiti murals, large photography displays, interactive art installations, live street performances, extreme sports stunting, an African film festival, a fashion parade, a DJ jam block party, beach music concert, fashion and food marketplace, and much more.
The week-long program which is under the theme: ‘WATA MATA’ saw a grand opening with energetic performances from some cultural groups, a procession from Brazil House to Fort James and an exhibition.
Gaining huge turnout since its inception in 2011, CHALE WOTE 2017’s opening saw people from various backgrounds witnessing the ceremony with excitement and great expectations.
This year, the festival promises work and installations of over 200 artists from Ghana and around the globe including artists from Kenya, Poland, Argentina, Brazil, Canada, U.S, France, Nigeria, South Africa, Zambia and Australia.
The event will also include 15 film broadcasts, a fashion circus, 10 different locations to view installations, exhibitions, and live visual art, live music on 3 music stages, a CHALE WOTE Art Fair where varied art pieces will be available for purchase, processions, tours, and more.
CHALE WOTE over the years has been the catalyst for the growth of the creative and arts industry in Ghana as it creates the environment for arts to be appreciated and a platform for a bigger audience for arts by giving access to the general public.
Culled from: AccraExpat.com