#ChaleWote2017 – The BEN BOND images you should see!

These colourful images by Ghanaian photographer Ben Bond aptly summarise Chale Wote 2017 –one of the continent’s biggest platforms for alternative art, music, dance and performance returns to the coastal city of Jamestown. Attended by thousands of art lovers from across the globe, it featured installations from from over 30 Ghana-based artists and include the participation of artists from South Africa, […]

STIRRING UP THE WATA MATA: #ChaleWote2017 – Day 2 ROUNDUP [+images]

Day 2 of CHALE WOTE 2017 began on Tuesday afternoon with Open Surgery, a creative fiction writing workshop led by award-winning Ghanaian author, Nii Ayikwei Parkes, for 8 writers selected through an open call. The laid-back event held on the ground floor of Brazil House was less workshop-style and more informal and open with very […]

#ChaleWote2017 – Day 1 ROUNDUP [+images]

The end of a trilogy of themes, CHALE WOTE 2017 began on Monday evening with a captivating journey exploring African Electronics(2015) and Spirit Robot (2016) and finally landing in WATA MATA (2017). The opening ceremony for the 7th annual CHALE WOTE Street Art Festival took place at the ACCRA [dot] ALT space in James Town, Brazil House yesterday as “The Day of ReMembering” […]

#ChaleWote2017 kicks off – SEE IMAGES from opening exhibition/ performances

Chale Wote, Ghana’s biggest platform for alternative art, music, dance and performance returns to the coastal city of Jamestown. A week-long event, it is attended by thousands every year, including celebrities across various aspects of society. Chale Wote was founded in 2011, and aims at promoting alternative art through street painting, graffiti murals, photography, theater, spoken word, interactive […]