This year's edition of the Ghana Music Week (GMW) Festival, a week-long celebration of Ghanaian music which will kick off from March 3, will be launched at the Alliance Française tonight at 7:00pm.
The festival which is being organised by the Musicians Union of Ghana (MUSIGA) is a seven-day music festival held annually in Ghana in March.
The launch, BEATWAVES gathered, will be unveiled to the general public to communicate details such as the date, venue, format and headline artistes and sponsors for the event.
It will be graced by the stakeholders in the creative industry. There will be performances from some music icons such as Stonebwoy, Dela Botri, Ben Brako, Koo Ntakra, Fatau Keita, among others.
The launch will bring together artistes, stakeholders, the media, decision/policy makers and music users on one platform to celebrate Ghanaian music.
As part of the celebration, the Ghana Music Week will host an award ceremony to reward those who have in diverse ways contributed to its growth and development.
It will also host an international music forum at the British Council and another major musical concert in Accra, and the event will witness performances from over 40 Ghanaian music stars.
“Our key goal is to create the industry's biggest platform to bring together and encourage participation of key industry players; and to recognise, promote and underscore the importance and value of Ghanaian music forms,” a source close to the organisers told BEATWAVES.
The event is being organised to create the industry's biggest platform to market Ghanaian artistes and to promote Ghanaian music home and abroad.