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August 26, 2018 | Art & Culture

Chale Wote Festival Receives GHC300,000 Support From Ghana Government

Chale Wote Festival Receives GHC300,000 Support From Ghana Government

The Ministry of Tourism, Arts and Culture has supported the 2018 Chale Wote Street Arts Festival with GHc300,000.

This was confirmed by a communique from the Information Ministry.

The 8th annual CHALE WOTE Street Art Festival has been ongoing in Accra and is set to end today [Sunday].

Over 125 Ghanaian artists, community activists and international collectives have passed through exhibiting works in James Town and venues across the city.

Otublohum Square has been hosting all the performance art work at the festival.

The 2018 edition of the festival has been themed “PARA OTHER”.

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“Para-Other is a transatlantic shortwave that transcends language and geography. Para-Other requires new knowledge fractals, codes, symbols, and sounds that transmit our core creative intent where imperial languages fail us. This order is an embracing of a black labyrinth and establishment of an aesthetic that captures our cessation of flight and transit into a noncontested existence,” the organisers have explained.

The CHALE WOTE Street Art Festival is an alternative art platform that brings art, music, dance, and performance out into the streets.

The festival is produced by ACCRA [dot] ALT and REDD KAT Pictures.


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