Chale Wote Street Art Festival 2016 Set For 15th-21st August

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The sixth edition of the Chale Wote Street Art festival will grace the streets of James Town in its colorful splendor on August 15 to 21, 2016.

This year’s festival will mark the fifth anniversary of Chale Wote’s infusion of art, music and dance music in Accra’s oldest urban fishing community.

After 2015’s well-received, “African Electronics”, the motif for the 2016 festival is “Spirit Robot” geared towards embracing the power rooted in humanity.

The 2016 edition has been expanded to a full week of activities will feature more than 200 artists showcasing a wide array of mediums and projects.

There will also be some international spice with more than 30 artists coming from 10 different countries.

Organisers explained that the idea behind Spirit Robot “refers to the energetic ability of festival participants to create a new encounter with reality that is entirely of our choosing and construction.”

They have promised a vibrant mix of visual art, photography, films, fashion, mixed media, interventions, installations, live music, dance, panels, discussions, tours, food and more to patrons.

More details on the 2016 edition can be found here. Chale Wote, slowly becoming a Mecca of Ghanaian art and culture, is produced by ACCRA [dot] ALT in association with annual collaborators, REDD Kat Pictures, the Foundation for Contemporary Art Ghana (FCA), Attukwei Art Foundation and Dr. Monk. Partners for this year’s Chale Wote include Citi FM, the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, Gallery 1957, Untamed Empire, Ga Mashie Development Agency (GAMADA) Accra Metropolitan Assembly (AMA), The Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Creative Arts, Twist n Locs Salon, and the Visual Arts Network of South Africa (VANSA).

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