Wednesday, 23 August 2017

See Photos from Chalewote2017 Street Art Festival The "Wata Mata" Edition.

The seventh edition of the mega street art festival Chale Wote was held recently at Jamestown in Accra.
Chale Wote which means "Man Lets Go" Festival is a platform that brings art, music, dance, and performance out into the streets of Ghana,Chale Wote has encouraged the development of an independent creative and arts economy in Accra.

It targets exchanges between scores of local and international artists and patrons by creating and appreciating art together,this years edition saw over 30 artists from Ghana,Nigeria,Brazil,South Africa, Zambia, U.S.A, Lesotho, France, Australia, Kenya, Canada, Kenya, Poland, Argentina, UK, Germany and other countries

The festival has grown, both in capacity,polpularity and reputation. In 2016, over 20,000 people attended and this year saw almost twice that size. It has now become one of Accra’s most exciting and popular annual events, attracting a lot of tourists and international audience from all around the world.

The theme this year was Wata Mata, West African pidgin for “Water Matter“, and the festival which held from 14th to 20th of August was marked by spectacular live performances, exhibitions, film screenings, workshop labs, artists talks, mixers, live art performances and lots more all held at various beautiful locations in Accra.
 open gallery was a vibrant exhibition of street art to showcase the diverse splendor of African art, film, and performances. It was filled with giant graffiti artworks which welcomed observers into the aesthetically appealing environment. Some of the talents who made appearances to show their skills include
artist Mohawudu, Yussif Sangbe, Eric Gyamfi, Ehalakasa, Kwameboafo, The African Body Snatchers,Nigerian graffiti artist Osa Seven, Australian artist Jacqui Lewis, graffiti  among others.

2017 was a great fusion of ideas.
Take a look at some artistic and vibrant exhibition of arts that took place.

Credits:Instagram #Chalewote2017

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