Anita Erskine and her Studio 53 crew attended the Culture Caravan, a staged musical which took place across 8 major towns/cities in Ghana earlier in the year. Touring 8 cities in southern Ghana, the roadshow an artistic representation of modern Ghana using music, drama, drumming and dancing.
Organized by the Cultural Affairs Services of the French Embassy and in partnership with Vodafone, ‘The Culture Caravan’ is an initiative designed to challenge artists to develop entertainment by creating new ideas and material which will help the local industry grow. Arnaud Dornon, Head of Cooperation and Cultural Affairs at the French Embassy spent months developing the concept with Panji Anoff of Pidgen Music, who revamped the concept of the Concert Party, an itinerant mix of music and theatre that is part of the cultural fabric of this West African nation. The help of renowned Director Michel Crespin (nicknamed the “Pope of Street Art” in France) was enlisted to assist with the project.
The programme starred Hip-life Grandpapa Reggie Rockstone, Kwaw Kese, King Ayisoba, Wanlov the Kubolor, DJ Black, Master Drummer Okyerema Yaw Kontor and all his female drummers and theatre starlets, amongst others.
Mnet Studio 53 will play back excerpts on the event on its 23 August line-up
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