Celebration of Creativity

That’s right, folks – the Second ANNUAL CELEBRATION OF CREATIVITY has just been announced. It will be held once again on the Rooftop of the African Rainbow in Busua on May 15.

If you are a poet, an artiste, a performer, and if you are looking for a venue for your talent, make sure that you contact the Rainbow organizers and let them know – e-mail address – africanrainbow@gmail.com and mark your message “Celebration”.

Check out the RainbowXpress blog for more details – http://rainbowexpress.wordpress.com

See you there!!

It is official – Rainbow Round the African Sun has been officially launched!!! And there is a big bonus to the event –the “Celebration of Creativity”, hosted by the African Rainbow Resort (www.africanrainbowresort.com) on May 23 and 24. It is the first of many to come, providing a venue for young artists and performers to display their talent during the weekend launch party.

The Rooftop of the Rainbow was filled to capacity with an enthusiastic and appreciative audience. The Saturday evening program began fittingly enough with Ankasa, one of the poems from Rainbow Round the Sun, delivered first in English and then translated into Twi by Nyansa Boakwa. He and his friend, Kweku Atu Kumi accompanied the reading with compositions played on the atentenbene (the traditional flute). Jazz officianado, Bill Courtney gave his rendition of the theme for the evening and throughout the weekend introduced the line-up of performers that followed. Lovely Orkore and her dancers showed us why they are asked back repeatedly to perform in Accra at places like the Golden Tulip. Artist Sir Black delivered a piece from his growing repertoire of “spoken words”. Nii Lartey, also from Accra, evoked many smiles as he demonstrated his verbal skills in his “I will not bore you”. Hip life was also in the house when Jah Wi took the microphone, bringing his messages of wisdom.

Sunday’s program included all of the previous evening’s performers, along with the youngsters from the Royal Cultural Troupe from Dixcove. Several of the poems from Rainbow Round the African Sun were read, and our chairman for the event, Nana Adomako, Abusiapanin from Kokofu Asaman officially declared the book launched. The party continued into the small hours.

The success of events such as this relies heavily on the coverage that is provided by the media. Big thanks go to Daniel and the GTV crew of the Morning Show, who came from Accra to record the event. Skyy Power TV from Takoradi were also present – thanks to Sista Pama and Bless. Also from Accra we were fortunate to have Nyansa Boakwa from HOT Fm. Last, but certainly not least, from Canada, film maker and documentary journalist, Heiko Decosas, ensured that the event will be seen in that country.

The “Celebration of Creativity” was the first in a series of such events which the African Rainbow will host in order to provide a venue that will encourage the creative arts. Stay tuned – there is more coming up!!