MUSIGA, Tourism Ministry and others to launch GMW-UK 2016 in August

The maiden edition of Ghana Music Week Festival (GMW-UK), has been slated for this August.

With the main goal of creating the biggest platform in the UK to market Ghanaian music and tourism to the world; as well as attracting tourist traffic to Ghana for the main annual Ghana Music Week Festival next March, the first GMW-UK, would be launched in the first week of August.

The Official Media Launch of GMW-UK 2016 would be held at the Conference Hall of the Ghana High Commission, 13 Belgrave Square, London SW1X 8PN, August 2016.

The launch will unveil to the general public, such details as event date, venue, format as well as headline artistes and sponsors for GMW-UK 2016.

The programme was confirmed when GMW & Musiga Executives led by GMW Director, Verus Nartey, recently met with the Ghana High Commissioner, H.E. Victor Emmanuel Smith at the Ghana High Commission in London.

At least a big-name artiste from highlife, hiplife, dancehall, gospel and traditional Ghanaian music genres each, would be announced at the Media Launch in London early August.

The main GMW-UK 2016 would be held at a plush venue in London in October 2016. It will be a 4-hour presentation of the #StoryofGHMusic from its many styles and forms.

Attending the launch would be the Ghana High Commissioner, H.E. Victor Emmanuel Smith, a Director at the Ministry for Tourism, Culture and Creative Arts, some Ghanaian top notables in the UK, Musiga Executives and a good representation of the media- both local and international.

Organized by the Musicians Union of Ghana (Musiga), Showbiz Africa, Fantasy Entertainment, Ministry of Tourism, Culture & Creative Arts (MoTCCA), 2016 GMW-UK, is in collaboration with the Ghana High Commission (UK), Abbeam Music Production, ABM Entertainment and Base Inc. Group, UK.

Ghana Music Week (GMW), is a 7-day music festival held annually in Ghana early March, since 2013. As the industry’s biggest platform bringing together artistes, stakeholders, the media, decision/policy makers and music users, it coincides with Ghana’s Independence Day (March 6), each year.

Credit: Verus Nartey