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Cultural performers urged to promote Ghanaian values

Professor Pascal Yao Younge, at Composer Ohio University US, has called on music and dance performers to give equal importance to all the performances they undertake as they seek to portray the Ghanaian culture. Prof Younge said culture is an important tool for every country and it cannot be performed …

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Parliament summons Blakk Rasta for contemptuous comment

Reggae musician and radio presenter; Blakk Rasta, has been summoned to appear before the Privileges Committee of Parliament for saying that 80 per cent of members of parliament smoked marijuana. Speaker of Parliament Edward Korbly Doe Adjaho issued the summons on Thursday, at the sitting of the House, in Accra. …

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‘What can come can come’ stage play to be premiered in Accra

A play christened: “What Can Come Can Come,” would be premiered at the National Theatre in Accra on May 22 and May 23. The hilarious and educative stage play amidst the rhetoric’s of “Yen tie Obiaa” and “Dead Goat”, seeks to exemplify how such words play a role in the …

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Ghana Cabinet approves Film Development and Classification Bill

Cabinet has approved the Film Development and Classification Bill, Mrs Elizabeth Ofosu-Adjare, Minister of Tourism, Culture and Creative Arts, has said. In view of the approval, the Ministry of Tourism is to roll out a sensitisation programme particularly for the industry players to solicit their inputs and fill in the …

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EU launches documentary on quality water in Ghana

The European Union Delegation to Ghana and its counterpart Vitens-Evides International, in collaboration with the Government of Ghana, on Thursday launched the screening of a water quality documentary christened “Ghana Water, Our Water: Quality First.” The documentary, produced by a Ghanaian movie production company, Creative Storm, focused on the issue …

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State drops rape charge against KKD

  The State on Wednesday filed a nolle prosequi on notice at an Accra Fast Track High Court to drop the charge of rape against Kwasi Kyei Darkwa, a broadcaster. The State represented by Mrs Yvonne Attakora Obuobisa, Chief State Attorney said it had no intention of pursuing the charge …

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Rocky Dawuni launches new album

Ghana’s remarkable reggae musician Rocky Dawuni is set to launch his latest album soon. Information from Los Angeles based Dawuni’s managers copied to ghanabusinessnews.com says the artiste’s sixth album titled ‘Branches of the same tree’ would be launched March 31, 2015 under the Cumbancha label. “Rocky Dawuni’s songs blend elements …

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KKD rape case goes to jury trial

The State has requested for a jury to be constituted in the trial of Kwasi Kyei Darkwa, a.k.a KKD, a broadcaster, who is standing trial for alleged rape. Mrs Malike Woanyah, an Assistant State Attorney, told an Accra Fast Track High Court that since the case was on indictment, a …

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Group launches reggae music competition in Ghana

Transimex Ghana Limited and Golden International Promotion of Benin, in collaboration with the Musicians Union of Ghana (MUSIGA), has launched a Pan-African Cultural event called “Africa Roots Revelation.” The West African reality show dubbed “A2R 2015” which is in memory of the late reggae star Bob Marley aims at sensitizing …

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Ghana artists call for establishment of Culture Trust Fund

Stakeholders in the creative arts industry have called for the establishment of a Culture Trust Fund as indicated in the Ghana Cultural Policy. They said one key component of the policy was to establish a Culture Trust Fund where all funding to the creative arts would be channeled for development …

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