Ghana Music Week to be launched in New York

Elizabeth Ofosu-Agyare (Tourism Minister),Prez Obour and General Joseph Henry Smith
Elizabeth Ofosu-Agyare (Tourism Minister),Prez Obour and General Joseph Henry Smith

The official launch of the fourth edition of the fast-growing Ghana Music Week (GMW)

Festival would be held at the Mount Vernon City Hall in New York on Saturday 17th October, 2015.

Elizabeth Ofosu-Agyare (Tourism Minister),Prez Obour and General Joseph Henry Smith
Elizabeth Ofosu-Agyare (Tourism Minister),Prez Obour and General Joseph Henry Smith
President of the Musicians Union of Ghana, Bice Osei Kuffour, a.k.a Obour told Newsmen on

his return from a working visit to the USA where the Mayor of the host city, Mayor Ernest D. Davis

disclosed to him.

?It feels great to learn that so soon, the international community is appreciating the essence of

engaging this great platform. I am particularly elated because one of the cardinal principles

institutionalizing GMW Festival was to serve as a booster for tourism drive whiles creating the

industry?s biggest platform to bring together and encourage participation of artistes,

stakeholders, the media, decision/policy makers and music users.” Obour said.

GMW is a week-long music festival held at various venues in Ghana during the first week of

March [including the Independence Day of the Republic] each year. It features local, national and

continental music talent from a variety of different musical genres offered. GMW Festival is organized

by the Musicians Union of Ghana in collaboration with Ministry of Tourism and Culture & Creative

Arts, Showbiz Africa and Fantasy Entertainment.

Prior to the main launch at the Forecourt of the Mount Vernon City Hall on Saturday October

17, 2015, there will be an International Media Launch at the Ghana Embassy in Washington DC on

Friday, October 16, 2015 and an After-Party hosted by Leslie Quaynor of Fantasy Entertainment, US.A.

The launch is expected to effectively sell the concept of Ghana Music Week (and Tourism in

Ghana) to the rest of the world, as explained further by the Festival?s Executive Director, Verus Nartey.

?The core objective of the international launch?, according Verus Nartey, ?is to roll out

innovative activities to attract about 5,000 visitors from the Americas, Europe, Asia and Africa, to

Ghana for the 2016 Ghana Music Week in March, and to promote Ghanaian tourism through music?.

More info is available at,; email:

As part of the launch, the partnership will award individuals for their contribution to the

promotion of Arts and Culture in Ghana and U.S.A. Mr. Rabbi Kohain Halevi, a native of the City

of Mount Vernon, who has been living in Ghana for the past 25 years and currently heads PANAFEST,

is expected to be honoured. He brought Mayor Davis to Ghana some years back, which resulted in the

establishment of a Sister City relationship between Elmina and Mount Vernon.

Some of the industry top personalities and performers are expected to attend the World Launch;

so are the First Lady of the Republic, Mrs.Lordina Mahama and the Minister for Tourism, Culture &

Creative Arts, Hon. Elizabeth Ofosu-Adjare, as Special Guests of honor.

By : GMW Festival

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