This year’s Chale Wote Street Festival has the theme of ‘Reimagining African Folklore by Creating Exciting and Futuristic Versions’ and everything points to another thrilling show.
The festival was organised as a whole day’s event for the first two years and was a major attraction for tourists, art lovers, musicians, graffiti and mural artists, poets, and musicians.
This year, the free festival will run for two days at its signature venue of James Town in Accra on September 7 and September 8 from 10.00am to 9.00pm each day.
Chale Wote is bringing together artists and the public to imagine their future as well as create new visions of folklore,” says organiser Mantse.
“For the third time running, we are going to witness artists dragging the future into the present and form new realities of existence within a space like Accra.”
Over the two-day period, festival enthusiasts will encounter Accra’s independent creative circuit and the cultural engineers who are turning the capital into a futurist city.
James Town will be re-constructed into a portal of street art, fashion, extreme sports, live music, graffiti and experimental theater.
Some of the artists confirmed to be part of Chale Wote 2013 are coming from the United States, South Africa and France. Ghana-based artists like Attukwei Clottey, Ibrahim Mahama, Bernard Akoi-Jackson, Nana OforiAtta Ayim and I.U.B. will have some of the most compelling exhibitions at the festival.
German graffiti artist, David Bethmann will also be working with the Nima Muhinmanchi Art to transform the old Kingsway building into another world.
The Chale Wote Street Art Festival is produced by ACCRA [dot] ALT and supported by Institut Français, Alliance Française, FCA Ghana, Absolut Vodka, Dr. Monk, A.M.A, Redd Kat Pictures, Attukwei Art Foundation and Urban Republic.
Source: Graphic Showbiz