The 2018 Adesa Festival, a celebration of Ghanaian oral arts, has been slated for the 24th of this month, organisers say.
Consisting a masterclass, workshops, dialogues, performances, art exhibitions among others, the event—widely touted as a key addition to literary festivities in Ghana, as well as efforts to promote indigenous art forms, comes off at the Jamestown Café in Accra.
“Adesa” translates from Ga as “tales,” and will see live enactments of authentic Ghanaian narratives via Spoken word, music, comedy among other storytelling mediums.
The maiden edition, it will also feature conversation with icons of Ghanaian Folk & Spoken art; Prof. Kofi Anyidoho, Grace Omaboe (Maame Dokono), Prof. Lade Wosornu, Dr. Mawuli Adjei, Chieff Moomen, Oswald Okaitei, Nana Yaa Yeboaa, Nana Asaase, Nii Commey, Theophilus Nii Adjei Badger, Amandzeba, and broadcaster Abeiku Santana.
Another highlight of the evening will be special tribute sessions for fallen gems including Prof. Atukwei Okai, Dr. Kobena Eyi Acquah, Kojo Laing, Jewel Ackah, CK Man, Paapa Yankson and Nana Turkson.