Live in Accra Jazz Festival

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Live in Accra Jazz Festival
Live in Accra Jazz Festival, Accra, Ghana
Live in Accra Jazz Festival, Accra, Ghana

Jazz and live music festival held at various venues throughout Accra. Visual art exhibitions, movie screenings, conferences, workshops for technicians in the performing art sector and masterclasses for musicians. The aim is to bring the jazz buzz back to Accra as it was in the 1960s, a time when the jazz scene was a huge element of the city's music scene.

WORKSHOPS AND MASTERCLASSES

Name of the event: Brass Masterclass with trumpeter Nicolas Genest

Type of event: Masterclass

Day: Tuesday 15th

Time: 9am-1pm

Location: Alliance Francaise Accra – Exhibition Hall

Rate: Free – Selected participants only. To register email culturel@afaccra.com or call 0501287811.

Description :

Workshop for brass musicians wishing to learn or improve their techniques:

column of air (breathing, diaphragm, abdominal belt...), singing, sounds spun, "buzz", "mask", double sounds, note pedals, etc... (Singers and

instrumentalists who wish to deepen their knowledge of breath control are welcome). There will be a thorough study of the modes and major and minor

scales and arpeggios, diminished scales, and altered and enhanced scales.

Name of the event: Sound & Light for live events - workshop for technicians with Christophe Laforêt

Type of event: Workshop

Day: Tuesday 22nd

Time: 9am-5pm + 25th

Location: Alliance Francaise Accra

Rate: Free – Selected participants only (6 to 8 participants). To register email culturel@afaccra.com or call 0501287811.

Description :

Objectives: To provide the basics of sound (concerts ext /int, conference ...) to lighting (live performances, preparation and during performances) as well as

rules of expertise and know to be inherent in the techniques of performance and provide basic maintenance of equipment. 4/5 days of training and practice

during 2 live events. Participants should be available the whole duration of the workshop.

 and Tuesday 22nd

 April

 - Saturday 26th

 & 26th

 April

 evening

Name of the event: Poetry workshop with Nii Ayikwei Parkes

Type of event: Workshop

Day: Saturday 26th

 April 2014

Venue: New Morning Arts Café Theatre and Creative Centre

Time: 10am-1pm

Rate: Free. To register email culturel@afaccra.com or call 0501287811.

Description: As a performance art, poetry shares much with jazz, both dependent on a combination of subtle elements to deliver the ultimate experience.

In this workshop, Nii Ayikwei Parkes, award-winning Ghanaian author of Tail of the Blue Bird (Winner of 2014 Prix Mahogany - France, Shortlisted for the

Commonwealth Prize 2010, A Die Welt Top-10 Crime Book 2010 in Germany), a Jazz lover and poet, explores how these commonalities - variances in tone

and volume, the use of silences and repetition - can be leveraged to deliver better poetry in performance.

Name of the event: Studio sound recording workshop

Type of event: Workshop

Day: Wednesday 30th

Time: 11am-4pm

Location: East Legon

Rate: Free – Selected participants only.

Description : Recording engineer, guitarist, and University of Ghana lecturer Colter Harper (www.colterharper.com) presents a workshop that will cover

recording engineering and production techniques on location in Vivivi Studios located in West Legon. Participants will record live drums, bass, guitar,

keyboard, and vocals as well as be introduced to basic mixing approaches. Musicians, producers, and composers and all welcome to apply for the 10

available spaces. To register send a short email about yourself to colterharper@gmail.com

Name of the event: A whole day of jazz with Dr. Royal Hartigan and Jazz Ensemble

Type of event: Master Classes, Demonstrations, and Performances

Day: Thursday 1st May 2014

Time: 10:00 am - 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Venue: Best Western Hotel

Rate: Free To register email culturel@afaccra.com or call 0501287811.

Description : Professor Hartigan will explore the history of Jazz through discussion, listening, viewing, and performance of essential styles in the history of

this dynamic art form. We will have CDs, videos, audience participation, and live ensemble performance to bring the music to life.

Musicians, kindly bring your instruments. You are invited! For more information and to register please contact royal hartigan at royaljhartigan@yahoo.com

Program: 10:00 am: African Background to 1930s, 1:00pm: Jazz from the 1940s to 1970s, 4:00pm: Jazz from the 1970s to the present, 7:00pm: Current

paths in Global Jazz

 

 April

Name of the event: Tune up your performance by Jazz Tone Productions

Type of event: Masterclass

Day: Thursday 1st May 2014

Time: 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm

Number of participants: 15

Venue: Best Western Hotel

Rate: 100 GHC (in advance) / 150 GHC (on the day) To register email culturel@afaccra.com or call 0501287811.

Description : Discover the things that can help you deliver great performances with confidence with Toni Manieson. Learn how these elements will keep

your audience connected and engaged. Participants will perform with a professional accompanist. Vocalists should bring one lead sheet in their key and

instrumentalists, their instrument and one lead sheet (with lyrics, if applicable) of the song they will play. Come ready to try new things in a fun, supportive

setting! Open to all levels. Acclaimed for "Keeping Jazz Alive" in Ghana Toni "Jazz Tone" has performed as a band leader for the last 16 years around Ghana.

She has also performed all over the world. For more information and to register please contact Toni Manieson: tonimanieson@ymail.com

Name of the event: Ghanaian music and jazz

Type of event: Lecture

Day: Saturday the 3rd

Time: 6pm

Location: Alliance Francaise Accra – Exhibition Hall

Rate: Free

Description : Guitarist and University of Ghana lecturer Colter Harper (www.colterharper.com) presents a workshop on incorporating Ghanaian musical

structures into jazz and popular music compositions. Participants should bring their instruments as concepts will be performed by those present.

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