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African movies must reflect values – Film Director

Africans urgently need movies with storylines that reflect the proverbial African amity to counter the obscenity, violence and crime depicted in the bundles of foreign films pouring onto the continent. Mr Joe Pamas Aryee, Executive Director of Joe Pamas Films, a Ho-based Movie company, made the suggestion in Ho on …

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Sunyani to host 2012 National Festival of Arts and Culture

Mr Alexander Asum-Ahensah, Minister of Chieftaincy and Culture, on Tuesday inaugurated the National and Brong Ahafo Regional Committees for the celebration of the 2012 National Festival of Arts and Culture (NAFAC). The region will host NAFAC to be held in August 2012 in Sunyani. The committees are made up of …

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Borborbor dance being adulterated by hymns – Culture Pundits

Three pundits of culture have said the adaptation of hymns as borborbor songs was adulterating the significance of that rhythmical dance form. Professor Mawulolo Amegado, Lecturer at York University, Toronto, Dr Kodzo Gavua, Senior Lecturer, Heritage Department, University of Ghana and Mr Walter Blege, Musicologist and a retired educationist, agreed …

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Ghana’s Stephanie Karikari wins Miss World ‘Beauty With A Purpose’

Ghana’s representative at this year’s Miss World beauty pageant competition, Stephanie Adwoa Adjeiwaa Karikari, made history on Sunday evening when she became the second Ghanaian to win the Beauty With A Purpose prize. Stephanie shared her prize with Miss Indonesia, on a unique night that saw some 120 other countries …

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Black music festival launched in Accra

Mr Bernard Botte, Charge d’Affaire of the French Embassy in Ghana,  launched the Black Music Odyssey and High Vibes Music Festival, on Thursday in Accra. Designed by Mondomix, the event which would run from November 3 to December 31, 2011, was to honour the epic history of black music, and …

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Efo Kodjo Mawugbe laid to rest

The mortal remains of the distinctive playwright Efo Kodjo Mawugbe, was on Friday laid to rest at the Osu cemetery after an elaborate burial service at the forecourt of the State House in Accra. Efo, as he was affectionately called, was given a state burial in recognition of his immense …

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State burial for Efo Kodjo Mawugbe as he goes home today

Parliament on Thursday eulogized the distinctive artistic qualities of the late Efo Kodjo Mawugbe, former Director of the National Theatre and announced that he would be accorded a state burial in recognition of his contribution to the nation. Mr Cletus Avoka, Majority Leader, who made this known on the floor …

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Efo Kodjo Mawugbe to be buried Friday, October 28 in Accra

The National Funeral Planning Committee, Board and Management of National Theatre and Family of Efo Kodjo Mawugbe has announced  October 28 as a definitive date for the burial of the late playwright. According to burial arrangements; there would be wake-keeping on Thursday, October 27 at the National Theatre from 1900 …

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