The annual music and cultural festival dubbed ‘Ash Town Homecoming’ has been launched this year.
The event, a third of its kind, is organized to celebrate, entertained, educate and promote Asante culture. This year’s event will take place from December with a week long activities before it is climaxed with grand durbar.
The welcoming back celebrations is expected to bring together all citizens who hail from the Ashanti Region, near and far, and Ashanti Town natives who live outside the country. It will also serve as a networking and socialization platform.
The chairman of the event, Mr Owusu Sekyere indicated that the aim of organizing such a social event is basically to make Ash Town a community of peace and unity so that the bad name attached the the community will be deleted.
Some of the activities lined up for the event include health walk, live music concerts, clean up exercise, food bazaar among others.
The festive season has been carefully designed to target everyone.
Musicians and performers of all genre and ages have been billed to perform on three different stages at the festival to offer attendees the chance to go with their personal preferences.
“We are excited to announce the upcoming Ash Town Homecoming Festival. This annual event will attract the biggest crowd ever in the history of events in the Region.We expect over 50,000 to attend this festival which will surely be the most exciting event to be staged in Ghana,” the organisers said.
In an interview with Silver FM’s Akwadaa Nyame, the chairman of the of event Mr Owusu Sekyere added that, the event aims to promote tourism, the rich culture of Ashanti and create business networks especially for the youth.
He said the festival is a global exposition of Ghanaian music, dance, food and fashion which primarily seeks to bring together art, entertainment and tourism players of Africa and people of African descent for entertainment and networking to promote tourism in Ashanti Region.
Mr Owusu Sekyere was optimistic that the well-packed event would help discover local talents in sports, music and also expose businesses for trade opportunities.
He however, described the festival as a window to youth in the Ash Town community and a good reason for people to invest in the youth.
Source: Akwadaa Nyame | Silver FM