Chale Wote Street Arts Festival, Ghana (Photos)

Chale Wote Street Arts Festival: Chale Wote Street Arts Festival might be all the reason you ever needed to come to Ghana. This is an event worth experiencing. The CHALE WOTE is an alternative platform that brings art, music, dance and performance out into the streets of the historical Jamestown, Ghana on the High Street in Accra. Considered by many as best Ghana festival, this festival has led the transformation of the city of Accra into the one of the biggest cultural production hubs of West Africa, and has gone to inspire similar and various Ghana festivals across the country.

Since 2011, CHALE WOTE has seen Ghana-based and international artists engaging in processions, street painting, live performances, extreme sports, films screenings, spoken word, interactive art installations, jam sessions and much more. A platform for local upcoming artists to present themselves to the world – artists within the city using the festival to give Accra a facelift. This is a premier arts event worthy of a calendar space in your agenda!

Street Arts Festival
Work by @mohawudu & @nicowayo on Brazil Lane at Chale Wote 2017. Photo: @niikotei & @abdularafat_
Comfort Arthur used her “Naughty Nii” animations as a revolt to the norm of western animation that flood our screens and libraries
Work by Va-Bene Elikem Fiatsi performed at the James Fort Prison in Jamestown. Photo: @niikotei
Wata Women: some of the women artists, writers, researchers and filmmakers for #ChaleWote2017
@crazinist_artist & John Herman performing Bond[H20] at Chale Wote. Photo: @abdularafat_
Scene from 2017 Chale Wote opening exhibition. Photo: niikotei

Powerful Aquae triptych by Alex Osei-Bonsu

3D inspired work of Quentin VerCetty inside Brazil House.
Yvette Nsiah’s colorful mosaic panels embedded with portraits of black women
Performers thrilling the street as they navigate the #WataMata. Photo: @niikotei
A Consciousness Project by Latifah Iddriss, installed inside Ussher Fort for Chale Wote 2017. Photo: @latifah_iddriss
Kwame Boafo (@kwameboafo_) performing his piece, Daze at Chale Wote 2017. Photo: @abdularafat_
Night jamming session at Mantse Agbonaa. Photo: @niikotei
Mix of artists talking, film screenings, special workshops, DJ mixers and performances. Photo: @niikotei
Ghana Street Arts Festival
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