Asa Baako, the annual Beating Tracks-organised March retreat consisting beach activities by day and forest parties by night, returns to Busua from the 6 to the 10th.
Founded in 2011, the festival has become a fixture on the country’s entertainment calendar. In previous years Asa Baako has witnessed performances from top Ghanaian music acts including M.anifest, Wanlov Da Kubolor, M3nsa, Sena Dagadu, Reggie Rockstone, Pappy Kojo and a host of others.
The 5-day marathon of revelries also serves live music stages, sound-systems, tours, treks, surfing, beach football and volleyball, beach Parties and the flagship “Jungle Party.”
In 2018, Asa Baako was named Best Western Region Tourism Programme by the Ghana Tourism Authority Award. On the ethos of the programme, founder and co-producer Mr Kofi Debrah emphasizes it’s value not just as an entertainment avenue, but also as a catalyst for social change:“We are passionate about how music and the arts can create positive social change. Over the past few years, we’ve been working closely with the local community to deliver programmes that positively promote the region economically and socially.”
A full lineup of artists for the event is expected to be announced in coming days. “Asa Baako” translates to English as “one dance.”