Chale Wote Street Art Festival 2013
The whole idea of a conservative continent is absolutely stunning. How we can be both progressive and conservative; they call it Sankofa, and the Accra [dot] Alt Chalewote Street Art Festival last weekend showcased it so perfectly. It was an exhibition of our creative and conservative identities, filling the streets with masqueraders, bikers, photographers, artists, painters, musicians and all kinds of people. I found it reminiscent of my childhood, when masqueraders would stand at traffic lights and frighten little children sitting in cars- except this time there was no fear, only excitement. For the older folks, I’m sure the festival refreshed memories of 1950 Accra.
Following this month’s posts and discussions on the conservative continent, witnessing the creative synergy from the blend of modern and “classical” Ghanaian art was absolutely inspiring.
I’m looking forward to next year’s. And by all means, you should also.
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