Bless the Mic Arts & Music Festival
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Until Sat Sep 28 2013
Bless the Mic Music and Arts Festival - Accra, Ghana
Time Out says
Posted: Tue Sep 24 2013
BLESS THE MIC ARTS & MUSIC FESTIVAL 5 EDITION
Bless the Mic Arts & Music Festival Announces its 5th Anniversary Celebration
Week: BTM FEST 2013.
Bless The Mic (BTM for short) has since 2006 provided a platform for established and underground Ghanaian artists such as D-Black, Guru, Trigmatic, Sarkodie, Efya and M.anifest and will celebrate five amazing years during a celebrity packed week filled with music - BTMFEST. All Ghanaians are invited to celebrate at venues across Accra!
The highlights of the BTM FEST 2013 week include a celebrity charity basketball game, a concert presented by Ghanaian superstar producer Coptic and a grand finale featuring Efya, Stonebwoy, Preachers, Yaa Pono, Steve Bedi, Kokui Serlomey, Syn, Mutombo, Kankam, Noella & Kyekyeku all backed by the no.1 band in GH: Afro Harmony!
On Saturday September 28 is the Bless the Mic's Kids Village at the Alliance Francaise with a bouncy castle, theatre, performances and a dancing competition (10am-6pm, GHC10)
September 25 there's an acoustic and poetery night at the Shisha Lounge (GHC20).
The main event is on Saturday 28. 7PM, Alliance Francaise, GHC20
Bless The Mic is a platform for untapped local and international musical artists to showcase their talents in Ghana. From the beginning weekly small scale open-mic nights were organized in bars and pubs across Accra allowing young poets and hip hop artists to rhyme and battle, but since 2008, Bless The Mic has graduated to big concert events. This aim was to introduce untapped and established artist to experience performing with a live band. "Bless The Mic” launched the careers of many of Ghana’s now leading musicians including Sarkodie, Guru, Wanlov, EL, Efya, M.anifest, D-Black, Macho Rapper, Mutombo, Crystal Tetteh, Trigmatic, Stonebwoy and many others still on the rise.
PapaYaw Addo-Boateng is maybe best known as PY the co-host of “The One Show” Viasat1 a popular presenter at events or executive producing events such as “Miss Universe Ghana”, but he is also the founder of Bless the Mic and
the director of BTM FEST 2013:
- We started small, now we do large scale concerts. I am excited how far the concept has taken us and humbled by the quality of artists coming out of Bless The Mic.
- Doing the charity basketball game is an old dream of mine, I played basketball as a teen at CYCC and want to give back. Proceeds go to the awesome youth organization DUNK! Developing Unity, Nurturing Knowledge (www.dunkgrassroots.org), teaching kids to be agents of change in their communities.
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Contact: PapaYaw Addo-Boateng (Festival Director) on 0205387244 Brian
Kindly visit the event website: www.btm.com.gh to learn more about our daily activities as well as promotions. Contact us by telephone:
0265309896/0243945999 or email us firstname.lastname@example.org or follow @btmgh on Twitter. We look forward to celebrating with you.