“SEASON OF H?M?W? ARTS”
AT JAMESTOWN COMMUNITY THEATRE. 15th August, 2015 will be the 2015 Ga H?M?W? festival.
It is in light of this that the youth of James Town and its surrounding area under ACT FOR CHANGE, an NGO, present variety of artistic performances–poetry, cultural performances, drama etc to tell the history behind this all-important-festival among the Ga people.
One important feature of this event is the enactment of “Kusum Gbooo…”. “Kusum Gbooo…” (originally, “Hoot At Hunger”) is an epic and historical play based on oral tradition.
It focuses spot on the migration of the Ga-Dangme people from Ile-Ife in Nigeria to their present settlement in Accra. The story was compiled by Nii Kwartelai Quartey and directed by Oswald Okaitei.
At the apogee of Akai?s tyrannical rule, she asks her people to use their fingers to dig a hole after an earlier order which resulted in the beheading of all the old men and women. Confused with what to do, the young men led by Ayi consulted the only old man they had saved from Akai?s decree who eventually helped them plot the successful assassination of D?de Akai.
For eminent leadership qualities, Nii Ayi Kushi was elected as the leader on the migration to Accra. However, upon arrival of the Ga people, they experienced severe famine which resulted in countless death. Ayi Kushi provides able leadership by encouraging and mobilizing all the spiritual, intellectual, human and natural resources to work in order to end the famine.
These efforts resulted in bumper harvest where upon the Ga State celebrates Homowo (An agrarian festival to hoot at anger)… On the poetry bill are Nii Ayi Solomon and Oswald Okaitei with strong pieces that will wake consciences from slumber and surge on and a soothing song from Yogendra.
The rate is Gh 10 cedis per head.