50 things to do in Accra and Ghana • Live music

With tips on everything from Accra's best restaurants and shops to museums and sightseeing – read our ultimate guide to things to do in Accra



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M.anifest performs live at the Lexington

M.anifest performs live at the Lexington © Daniel Neilson

Reggae at Labadi Beach

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Every Wednesday evening, locals, backpackers and tourist pack the beach to hear some of West Africa’s finest reggae musicians.

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  1. Beach Road
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Highlife at the +233 club

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The party ethos is strong at this club. It’s a cleverly designed venue with an inside stage that you can see and hear from the outdoor patio. Most importantly is the exceptional roster of live music. Grab a Star beer, hear some of Ghana’s best music and join the party.

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  •  Guide to Ghanaian highlife

  1. North Ridge
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A good mix at Alliance Française

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The Accra-based arm of the French cultural centre particularly excels in live music events. It offers probably the most vibrant cultural calendar in town, with two excellent stages.

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  1. Liberation Link, Airport Residential Area behind Opeibia House
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Eclectic sounds at the Goethe-Institut

The Goethe-Institut has an impressive array of events and art exhibitions. Music-wise there's often something out of the ordinary happening at the German cultural centre.

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  1. 30 Kakramadu Road, PMB 52, Cantonments
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Dancing at Chez Afrique

  • Rated as: 3/5
  • Price band: 2/4
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The place to hear traditional highlife and get some tasty Ghanaian food. There’s dancing into the night.

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  1. Off Lagos Avenue, East Legon
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