MDL in Ghana @ Chale Wote Festival 2019
News 14 September 2019
The Annual CHALE WOTE Street Art Festival is the collective effort of many young people, from artists, musicians, filmmakers, writers and designers to students and activists… It draws an average of over two thousand art lovers to the streets of James Town each year, and this year promises to be no different.
The purpose of the festival is to promote the exhibition of alternative art in Ghana and to nurture an appreciation for different kinds of art among Ghanaians. CHALE WOTE means “Man, let’s go!”, as well as being a reference to slippers worn on the feet. Each of us comes from a different walk of life but we all have something valuable to contribute.
This festival is completely “Do-It-Yourself”, with the talented energies of many people needed to make it happen.
We are encouraged by this collectivity and use CHALE WOTE as a way to mobilize an excitement for public, alternative art, especially among young Ghanaians.
In the spirit of camaraderie, creativity and fun, CHALE WOTE is an accessible term used by Ghanaians regardless of language.
The annual CHALE WOTE Street Art Festival is an alternative platform that brings alive the magic of art, music and dance along High Street in James Town, Accra. The festival re-imagines African folktales through a variety of art forms - graffiti murals, large photography displays, interactive art installations, live street performances, extreme sports stunting, an African film festival, a fashion parade, a DJ jam block party, beach music concert, fashion and food marketplace, and much more.
Thanks to the support of our active community and hard word of Osaberima(kumi Sakyi Charles), our Africa Ambassador, MDL Talent Hub participated this year and that was a lot of fun. Enjoy the photos and video. We do hope very much to attend in 2020, when more of us can join.
God bless Africa.