THE ARTS AS A CATALYST FOR CHANGE
at the Damba Terrace, Golden Tulip Hotel, Accra
Thursday, September 26th 2013 at 7:30 pm
Livestream link: http://www.youtube.com/user/archiafrika/feed
The Adventurers in the Diaspora last month followed a broad theme of the Seven Year Development Plan of the first president of Ghana, Osagyefo Kwame Nkrumah. This month, the conversation will continue with an exploration of the Impact of Nkrumah on the evolution of contemporary Ghanaian art and music.
The late 1950’s and early 1960’s were a period of great transition caused by the change from colonial rule to self-governance. Kwame Nkrumah sought to harness the creative energies of Ghanaian artists to transform the young nation of Ghana, and more especially, to build up a vision for the United States of Africa.
Some of the panelists for this AiD were a part of Nkrumah’s vision and have contributed in diverse ways to developing contemporary Ghanaian art and music. This evening will be devoted to learning about their experiences, how Nkrumah’s vision impacted their lives, and how they were affected by that vision creatively. The main issue up for discussion will be how the arts can be used to inspire and drive change.
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