125 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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The ZUUM International band, +233, Accra, Ghana
The ZUUM International band, +233, Accra, Ghana
Music, Music venues

Check out the music +233 Jazz Bar & Grill

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A hugely popular venue and probably the best place in Accra to see live music at the moment. This jazz club brings in the best musicians who either live here or are visiting the city. There is decent seating for the audience and a generous outdoor area as well. 

 

La Reine Pokou fondatrice du Royaume Baoulé, Friday 31st May 2013,  Fatoumata Diabaté
La Reine Pokou fondatrice du Royaume Baoulé, Friday 31st May 2013, Fatoumata Diabaté
Things to do

Be inspired by performance art at the Alliance Française d’Accra

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The Accra-based arm of the French cultural centre offers a large range of artistic activities every week. It particularly excels in live music events, but there are also regular art displays and talks from international artists. One of the best venues in Accra for cutting edge cultural events. 

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Chez Afrique
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Restaurants, North African

Hear highlife at Chez Afrique

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This popular restaurant often has live bands, including highlife musicians. The food’s good, but the music’s better. Many sets start off with a mixture of reggae, and other (random) hits before returning with a highlife set that gets everyone up and dancing. The musicianship is usually excellent.

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Bars and pubs

See the city's best at Republic Bar & Grill

We’ll still keep recommending this bar as it remains one of the best bars in Accra right now, thanks to its relaxed approach to the good things in life: alcohol, fried food and really great music. It’s a tiny space that tumbles out onto the street when things really kick off, late on a Friday or Saturday. There’s always live music on a Wednesday too.

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Goethe Institute
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Things to do

Snap up tickets for excellent acts at the Goethe-Institut

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This German cultural centre has now been established in Ghana for more than 50 years and offers an impressive array of musical events, art exhibitions, dance and film nights. Links between German art and that of Ghana are given precedence, whether through sound installations, mixed media pieces, performance art, photography or painting. 

Kristal Nightclub, Osu, Accra
Kristal Nightclub, Osu, Accra
Nightlife, Clubs

Loosen your tie at Kristal Nightclub

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Kristal Club is a night club located in Accra, Osu, the heart of city's night life. Kristal is the perfect location for your corporate parties, hangouts, events and networking exercises. 

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Music, Music venues

Feel the love at Labadi Beach

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Reggae DJs play on Wednesday night near an open bar that is stocked with local and imported beers. There are occasional live bands, as well as acrobats and other entertainment. Reggae groups come from around Accra as well as from neighbouring countries. The beach draws a mix of international students, reggae lovers and rastafarians. 

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