New York will host another edition of the Ghana-Fest-New-York (Ghana-Fest) come August 13 from 12pm – 6pm for the 13th time since debuting in 2009 in the United States (U.S.).
The festival wants to be known as the largest diasporan celebration that connects the New York metropolis with Ghanaian culture as a lead into African culture.
Its goal of promoting Ghanaian culture and enticing business prospects is anticipated to draw large crowds of attendees from around the globe, including foreign direct investors.
The event is organized annually by the National Ghana Parade Council (NGPC), formed by its founders from Ghanaian communities in the U.S. including the States of New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut who banded together to float the organization.
Crotona Park in the Bronx, New York City, is where Ghana-Fest-New-York is usually hosted, its 13th installation this year would be marked by a grander celebration through a partnership with Summerstage Festival and a plethora of renowned Ghanaian entertainers and interests lined up to dazzle and educate all who attend.
Summerstage sits as one of the most cherished, widely accessible, free outdoor performing arts festivals in New York, with performances in genres that reflect New York City’s cultural landscape, including jazz, hip hop, Latin, global, indie, and contemporary dance.
Media partners for the event include TheAfricanDream.net, Amansan Radio New York, Tourist Tv and Ghl RADIO.
“We are very excited to be part of this event, we’ve supported it over the years and have seen it thrive and have positive impact. So becoming partners was a naturally progressive step, and we can’t wait to share with New York and all what Ghana has to offer Africans and the world,” said Arakunrin Lekan, a managing editor with TheAfricanDream.net.
Earlier this year in April, GhanaFest NY was launched in Accra to rouse local interest in the festival.
At the launching in Accra, president of the NGPC and executive of the Ghana Festival-New York, Catherine Cudjoe, widely recognized as Keymama, was commended for her efforts at bringing communities together through her selfless work in the Diaspora and Ghana.
The launch, however, also provided a foundation for the inclusion of both local and international artists and performers from Ghana to perform at the festival’s 2022 edition.
Among this year’s Ghana-Fest acts: Shatta Wale, Wiyaala, Gago Man, Infame Ota, Dan Prince the Artiste, Marie Antoinette Dede Sackey, Zeek Cultural Group, Lisangu Bodoma Garifuna Cultural Group, and special guest Lord Kenya among others.
“All I ever dream about is to showcase our proud culture to the world, its richness and diversity. Ghana-Fes New York for me holds the key to that, and we celebrate it to remind us of our history and heritage, You know what they say about the number 13, yes it’s a lucky number and come August 13, 2022 be sure to be among the lucky ones who will be blessed to experience Ghana-Fest in a very special way,” said Cudjoe about the festival to TheAfricanDream.net from her base in New York.
For further information about the festival, contact:
Catherine Cudjoe, President, NGPC Bronx, NYC Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Phone: +19292402149 or +233553018442
Written by Oral Ofori