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Ghana Week

SPECIAL EVENT

Ghana Week

Date: Tuesday, February 4 – Sunday, February 9, 2020
Price: Free permanent gallery; $10 Caravans of Gold
(Not to be combined with any other promotional offers)

Experience Ghanaian grooves, film, fashion, and folklore in a high-energy week of dynamic cultural programming. Building bridges between countries and communities, Celebrate Ghana features family-friendly storytelling, Afrobeat performances, and a fashion show in collaboration with African Fashion Week Toronto.

 

Proudly presented in partnership with the High Commission of Ghana, and programmed by Aim2Impact, Ghanaian Cultural Week is part of the Museum’s Fall/Winter season —Africa!— which explores new dimensions of the vast and complex continent with a world-class lineup of art, performers, and speakers.

 

H.E. J. Ayikoi Otoo, the High Commissioner, has been the driving force for this event and the Ghana Week events are being presented under his distinguished patronage.
 

 

PROGRAMMING

 

TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 4
12 & 1 & 3 pm POP-UP PERFORMANCES

Amma Ofori & Ubuntu Drum and Dance Theatre
Artistic Director Amma Ofori and the children of the Ubuntu Drum and Dance Theatre will get you dancing with performances that channel African cultures and diasporas.

Tracey Kayy
Singer, songwriter, rapper, spoken-word artist Tracey Kayy radiates light in her soulful voice and songs about healing communities around the world.
4 pm OPENING CEREMONY

Celebration of Ghana

Join us for an evening of music and culture with welcoming remarks from His Excellency Joseph Ayikoi Otoo, High Commissioner for the Republic of Ghana.
WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 5
2 pm DOCUMENTARY & DISCUSSION

Kwame Nkrumah: A Story of Vision and Tragedy
A profile of Kwame Nkrumah the revolutionary who led Ghana in its liberation struggle against the British and became the country’s first Prime Minister, but ended up in exile.
4:30 pm ANANSE STORYTELLING “BY THE FIRESIDE”

Presented by Kareative Interlude
Hear folk tales from Ghana in this session for families and children that taps into the Ghanaian tradition of fireside storytelling.
THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 6
12 & 1 & 3 pm POP-UP PERFORMANCES

ICONS
The ICONS turn up the heat, dancing for women’s empowerment through Afro-Caribbean styles like afrobeat, soca, dancehall, and traditional West African grooves.
FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 7
12 & 1 & 3 pm POP-UP PERFORMANCES

AO Gorman
Hip-hop artist AO Gorman, winner of an African Entertainment Award, adds a dash of Afrobeat and alternative rock to his flow.
4 pm FASHION PRESENTATION

AIM
Africa In Me is a clothing line empowering the African community around the world through fashion. See their collection presented by designers from African Fashion Week Toronto.
SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 8
12 pm PANEL DISCUSSION

African Emerging Economy: Establishing Trade and Investment Opportunities with Ghana

As Accra will become the seat of the newly established African Continental Free Trade Area, Ghana is positioned to become an economic nexus for the continent. While most of Canadian trade and investment in the country is focused on mining, there are also opportunities when it comes to agricultural products, information technology services, fashion and design, amongst others.
SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 9
2 pm ANANSE STORYTELLING “BY THE FIRESIDE”

Presented by Nana Yeboah

Hear folk tales from Ghana in this session for families and children that taps into the Ghanaian tradition of fireside storytelling.



Presented in partnership with


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AIM2IMPACT


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Africa Fashion Week Toronto


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Global Economic Institute


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Pop Up performances during Celebrate Ghana are presented by


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