Asa Baako festival, Ghana’s premiere Independence Day holiday event will take place from 6 – 10 March in Busua and Takoradi Western Region.
This year’s diverse themes dwells in promoting sounds from Ghana and all over the continent while directly supporting the growth of musicians in the Western region.
After gaining roots among the Ghanaian folk and recognition from international media and festival goers, Asa Baako – One Dance is growing steadily every year and promoting local artists, celebrating culture and supporting the local environment along with it.
Asa Baako is dedicated to hosting established artists alongside local emergent talent and are proud that many of them have grown to become some of Ghana’s most celebrated artists. Talent previously featured at include; Kofi Kinaata, E.L., M.anifest, Yaa Pono, Reggie Rockstone, Sena, FoKNBois (M3nsa and Wanlov), Lawmaker and Efya. Asa Baako also prides itself for being a platform for Africa’s artistic expression and past artists we have featured include; Villy& The Xtreme Volumes (Nigeria), Veronny (Nigeria), Arc Djebe (Togo) and Zepekenio (Ivory Coast).
Another exciting factor about this year’s festival is theAFRoShiNE hub, an artist residency space for musicians to collaborate, which will help bridge the gap, foster collaborations and allow for the international and local music industry players present to network.
The ultimate independence holiday getaway features a programme of live music, sound systems, beach parties, open-mics, wellness, boat-trips, treks, tours, surfing, beach football and volleyball and the legendary Jungle Party.
Asa Baako attracts over 5,000 revellers over the festival period, and this number is made up ofenthusiastic festival goers from across the Western region, Cape Coast, Accra,neighboring Côte d’ivoire and overseas.
Yemisi Mokuolu, Co-Producer for the festival reiterated the importance of being part of this unforgettable beach experience. She added “Asa Baako is a place where people can experience a rare international gathering supporting local artists and enjoy a unique sound-plate of African music.”
“People should come to Asa Baako for the ultimate, not to be missed, annual holiday retreat, where they can have fun, shock out, celebrate,meet like minded people and experience a range of live and DJ-led music, social activities, food, culture, an uplifting main stage and the ultimate Jungle party”.
Asa Baako are proud winners of the Ghana Tourism Authority 2018 award for Best Western Region Tourism Programme and listed by Okay Africa as one of the 10 best African Music Festivals.