Tuesday, October 5, 2010

The Creative Parts of Accra

It’s so easy to perch pretty in your tight spot in Accra and ‘enclose’ the economy in Ridge and Osu; Kaneshie and Makola. I’ve recently ‘touristed’ the dustier parts and scanned technology shacks with computers, musical instruments, cameras and boom mics couched behind mechanic yards or ‘chop bars’. Young men mixing audio and video and creating the modern music sounds of Ghana. I totally dig that.


  1. Creativity in the midst of 'corruption'

  2. Kwame Mensa-Bonsu06 October, 2010

    Ya. Creativity with no support whatsoever.

  3. what would be great in this town is someone running tours to the dusty corners - a tour of the inner workings of Jamestown, a musicians tour, artists etc. Every tour I see seems to include the "highlights" - museum, Du Bois, etc... What about life and soul tours????


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