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This year Ghana’s popular arts festival Chale Wote was held on the occasion of 400 years since the first set of Africans left the shores of Ghana to serve as slaves in America.

From August 12 to 25 the festival gave hundreds of artists the opportunity to showcase their talents through artworks in Ghana’s capital Accra.

Artworks of different forms depicting unique stories about the African community and history were on display.

Focus was on slavery this year and the need for Africans in the diaspora to return home to reconnect with their history.

The festival largely dominated by young people is always held in the historical community of Jamestown.

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Jamestown has become the heart beat of ‘Chale Wote’ as it reminds many of the struggle for independence as well as the slave trade along Ghana’s coastal communities.

There were several activities including street painting, graffiti murals, photography, theater, and spoken word performances.

Works on display

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A true arts festival

The festival started in 2011 and since then has provided the opportunity for talented Africans in the arts industry to project their works.

They also get the chance to link up with potential investors interested in supporting their works.

Organizers of the event, Accra [dot] Alt Radio believe the festival can transform the arts industry in Ghana and Africa significantly.

 

 

Source: Africafeeds.com

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