What's on in Accra • April 2014

Upcoming shows, events and festivals in Accra for your diary

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Live in Accra Jazz Fest | 24 Apr - 8 May

This annual jazz festival brings in international and local talent of the jazz world. Many concerts to choose from on various stages, well worth getting tickets for. The schedule: Fri 24 April, 21:00 - 23:30, live concert.   Sat 25 April, 11am - 16:00, festival workshop  atAlliance Francaise Accra – Exhibition Hall Sat 25 April - Mon 25 May 18:30 - 21:00, Live in Accra Album Covers Recollection at Alliance Francaise Accra – Exhibition Hall Sat 25 April, 20:00 - 23:00, live concert at Alliance Francaise Accra – Amphitheatre Sun 26 April, 20:00, lunchtime concert at Alliance Francaise – La Paillote Stage Tue 28 April, 20:00 - 23:00, Frank Kissi and the Electric Band (Ghana) Wed 29 April, 12:00 - 15:00, lecture on Ghanaian music and jazz   Wed 29 April, 19:30 - 22:30, Mod Accra Lurve at Alliance Francaise – La Paillote Stage Thu 30 April, 12:00 - 15:00, lunch time concert Ruzika Okera (GHANA) at Alliance Francaise – La Paillote Stage Thu 30 April, 20:00 - 23:00, Colter Harper and Alidu - Bizung (USA/GHANA)   Fri 1 May, 21:00 - 23:30, Kwabena Kwabena & Becca (GHANA)   Sat 2 May, 11:00 - 16:00, studio sound recording workshop   Sat 2 May, 17:00 - 18:30, workshop with Ebo Taylor: 'The Emergence of Highlife music' at Alliance Francaise Accra – Exhibition Hall Sat 2 May, 20:00 - 22:30, Highlife Legends: Ebo Taylor, Pat Thomas, Nana Ampadu at Alliance Francaise Accra – Amphitheatre, Accra Fri 8 May, 19:00 - 22:30, Adam Larson Quart

  1. Alliance Française d’Accra Liberation Link, Airport Residential Area behind Opeibia House
  2. Until Fri May 8
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Wander in Bongo | 25-27 Apr

A great opportunity to experience Ghana’s rural north. Two nights exploring the villages of the Savannah and learning about cultures you might not have known about in the city.  Leaving from Accra, you will head to Kintampo where there wil be a barbecue. From there, Tamale, hiking in Karimenga, a visit to Tongo, the whistling rocks of Tenzug, Bolga Market, basket weaving in Sirigu and bonfire open air nights. Pack good hiking boots and suitable clothing for travel. To book a place, call 0244 697046. Spaces are going fast, so call now for more information. GHC890 Organised by See Ghana, Tourism Marketing Alliance Ghana

  1. African Regent Hotel 237/238 Airport West
  2. Until Mon Apr 27
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Mod Accra Lurve | 17 and 29 Apr

The Accra Theatre Workshop have produced another delight with this entertaining High Life musical. The comedy is set in 1960s Accra and features fashion, funk and local highlife. An exploration of the music scene in Ghana and West Africa at the time, the play includes original songs and covers arranged by DJ Kobina Graham. Two show dates: 17 April at the Nubuke Foundation, 7:30pm and 29 April at the Alliance Franciase, 7:30pm. Tickets 5GHC visit https://www.facebook.com/accratheatreworkshop

  1. Nubuke Foundation 7 Adamafio Close, East Legon, near Mensvic Grand Hotel
  2. Until Wed Apr 29
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Style Sessions | 29 Apr

Attention fashionistas, Ohema Ohene presents an intimate evening of conversation and cocktails with an inspirational woman. The series launch will be hosted by model/actress/pop star Wiyaala. Get complimentary admission by RSVP to rsvp@suninleo.com

  1. Nubuke Foundation 7 Adamafio Close, East Legon, near Mensvic Grand Hotel
  2. Wed Apr 29
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Writer Phillippa Yaa de Villiers | 29 Apr

The Writers Project of Ghana are hosting an intimate evening with South African writer, Phillippa Yaa de Villiers. Phillippa is a poet, playwright, performer and author of 'Taller than Buildings', and 'Original Skin'. She was born to Ghanaian and Australian parents, later adopted by South African parents. The reading is free and open to the public.

  1. Goethe-Institut 30 Kakramadu Road, PMB 52, Cantonments
  2. Wed Apr 29
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No Rules | 30 Apr

The National Theatre of Ghana and Institut du Francais presents 'No Rules', an original contemporary dance piece of Efo Kodjo Mawugbe's ' In the Chest of Woman' by a French choreographer, Joseph Aka. This dance piece will have dancers from Ivory Coast and Ghana performing on one stage. Tickets: 30 GHC Adults, 10 GHC students

  1. National Theatre Liberia Road and Independence Avenue, Adabraka
  2. Thu Apr 30
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Fight Night | 30 Apr

Exciting boxing night held at Cuzzy Bros. Organised by Henmann Productions. GBA sanctioned fights, 6- 12 rounds each. Warm up fighting exhibitions before the main event. Contact 0505 800 009 / 0268 601 638 for more information.

  1. Cuzzy Bro's
  2. Thu Apr 30
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