Nana Kofi Acquah documents the 2013 Chale Wote Festival. Each year Ghana’s artists, musicians, filmmakers, writers, designers, students and onlookers take to the streets of Accra to celebrate and display their art – from street painting and stencil work,to chalk art, graffiti murals, and live music performances. There’s even a roller blade and skating stunting party!

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Nana Kofi Acquah (all rights reserved) It was also nice to see the Ussher Fort, formerly used as a Female Prison being redefined through Art. Incarceration is a terrible thing and not an experience any human deserves. I have been seeing this guy and his friends on the high street for years, and yesterday I discovered they were attached to a shrine in Chorkor. PS23? Is that PLAY STATION 23 OR PSALM 23? And whichever one you call that, it works for me. Why? I will answer that at another time. The masqueraders were cool to see again. They've become every bit a part of Ghanaian culture. I've read a lot about angels but never thought I'd run into one till yesterday. If Chale Wote continues in the direction it's on, it will become a festival people fly in for. These Accra dot Alt guys are really making us proud. t was inspiring to be saturated in such a creative environment. These Accra dot Alt guys are really making us proud. If Chale Wote continues in the direction it's on, it will become a festival people fly in from all over the world to witness or participate in.

Via http://africaphotographer.blogspot.com.au/

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