On February 9, Akuma Village, Accra’s hottest reggae music venue will pay homage to one of the music’s pioneers, Robert Nesta Marley who took the music from the ghettoes of Jamaica and made it international for the whole world to savour.
Featuring in this concert are some of Ghana’s most renowned and established reggae bands alongside some solo acts and up and coming performers. Top of the bill is Kente, (Fred Dred, lead singer, songwriter and producer of Kente) one of Ghana’s most colourful reggae bands which rocked the local music scene from the 1980s and is well known to fans.
The band plays avant garde reggae music and like the kente cloth, the band represents Ghana in terms of multiplicity of ethnic groups which is what the kente cloth is about – a collection of very diverse colours woven into one fabric.
Accompanying the band is Nigeria-based Ghanaian reggae star Francis Goldman who is appearing again live in concert in Accra after about five years of absence from the Ghanaian live music circuit backed by the Hard Core Reggae Band well known to fans as one of the most consistent musical aggregations currently on the reggae circuit.
The show which marks another anniversary of the passing away of reggae music’s heroes more than three decades ago will see reggae music fans congregating to remember one of their heroes at the show which begins at 8pm and ends at dawn.