Chale Wote, Ghana’s annual alternative  platform for art, music, dance and performance returns August 14 -16.

This year, the event is held under the theme “Wata Mata”, and features installations from from over 30 Ghana-based artists and include the participation of artists from South Africa, Zambia, Nigeria, the U.S., France, Australia, Kenya, Canada, Kenya, Poland, Argentina and Brazil.

Attended by thousands every year, it is also graced by several celebrities. Last year, high-profile attendees included KOD, Deborah Vanessa, Wanlov the Kubolor, Nana Yaa, M.anifest, Blitz the Ambassador, Berimah Sydney, Herald Amenya, Pappy Kojo, Epixode, DJ Blow, among others.

Started in 2011, the Chale Wote Street Arts Festival aims at promoting alternative art through street painting, graffiti murals, photography, theater, spoken word, interactive art installations, live street performances, extreme sports, film shows, a fashion parade, a music block party, recyclable design workshops, among others.

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