The cast performs a highlife song with Kyekyeku’s band In April 2015, we previewed Act I of an experimental highlife musical written by Artistic Director Elisabeth Efua Sutherland at the Live in Accra 2015 Jazz festival hosted by Alliance Francaise. Mod fashion, heavy funk, local highlife, two feisty singers and a heartbroken jazz pianist populated this musical comedy set in 1960s Accra. An exploration of the music scene in Ghana & West Africa at the time, the play includes o
The second edition of our short play festival (version 1.0 was “An African Walks into a Psychiatrist’s Office) this collection of ten minute plays features work from 8 different playwrights:
Kobina Graham, Akwasi Addai, Donna Hoke, Jemila Abdulai, Edem Dotse, Emmanuel Deegbe, Gbontwi, Anyetei and Fiona Leonard, and a brilliant ensemble of talented actors.
Among this year’s plays, a possessed hair piece attends a deliverance service, a corrupt politician finds himself in a t
Kis Keya is a Belgian artist living and working in Ghana until the end of the summer. “I wanted to come to Africa. I tried to find a place to stay and create. Mostly for movies. I wanted to meet people who are working in film because I heard the movie scene was growing in Ghana. Before now I had never gone to any English speaking countries.” Expression: “My expression depends on what I want to say, the theme, how I want to express. I use paintings, movies, writing…” Experienc
George Amponsah is a critically-acclaimed director who has made numerous documentaries, including features such as The Fighting Spirit (2007), about boxers from Ghana in pursuit of the American dream, and The Importance of Being Elegant (2004), about a bizarre cult of fashion led by the flamboyant Congolese singer Papa Wemba. His work has been featured at numerous international film festivals. Amponsah became an obsessive maker of super 8 movies while at Art College in the ea