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PHOTOS: Checkout Some Of The Unseen Beautiful Images From The 2018 'Chale Wote' Festival

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ChaleWote Festival

The ‘Chale Wote’ Street Art Festival, which is gradually becoming one of the largest street festivals in Ghana, went down in Accra over the weekend and like the previous years, that of this year was very massive and impressive.
The festival is typically held in the third week of August each year, to commemorate the Homowo festival brings thousands of people from within and outside of Ghana to celebrate the country’s arts and culture.

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PHOTOS + Teshie Climaxes Homowo With Street Carnival And Party Jams

Homowo Festival in Ghana
Homowo Festival in Ghana

The people of Teshie, a fishing community along the coast of Accra, have rounded off their annual Homowo festival with a street carnival and party jam. The event, which attracted a gargantuan crowd, made up of indigenes and foreigners displayed the rich cultural heritage of the Teshie to the rest of the world.

The street carnival which is referred to as Kpaa Shimo is celebrated with war like songs composed by the local people. The song is laced with satire and obscenities aimed at exposing some of the ills of the community and the country at large.

This year, the chieftaincy dispute and the power crises were the major themes of the songs. Various groups such as Mind You, Ananse, Jah Labour, Ghana, Tafo Y3 Fe3o and Port were the main bearers of the theme songs. They wielded huge flags and artifacts and relics relevant to the culture and traditions of the people.

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