RICHMOND: Ghana formerly known as the Gold Coast gained independence on March 6th, 1957 from their British Colonial Masters and was deemed the first black African nation to be liberated from a colonial power. Ghana will celebrate its 58th Independence Day on March 6 and several events are planned by Ghanaian-Americans. "GhanaFest" is a 3 day event with various Award Winning artist, educators and performers from Ghana. It also features other African Artiste from sister nations in Africa to collaborate in celebrating with the people of Ghana and promote the knowledge of Ghanaian culture.
Cultural Exhibition: March 6 - 8, in the Garden Hall at Maymont Park, 1700 Hampton Street, 9am – 5pm.
58TH GHANA Independence Youth Rally, at Virginia State Capitol Building, Bell Tower, 1000 Bank Street, 12 – 1pm. GHANAFEST Inaugural Ceremony March 6th at the Altria Theater, 6 North Laurel Street, 7 – 11pm.
Live Hip Life Concert : “OBRAFUOR” Award winning Ghanaian song writer, producer and Hip Life Music Artist
CULTURAL DISPLAY : Kukuwa Nuamah ; Adjunct Dance professor George Mason University and Gye Nyame Dance Group.
GHANAFEST Food Festival, March 7, Libby Hill Park Grounds, 11am – 5pm.
The event will be covered live by Ghana Television and broadcasted nationwide and online via live stream to viewers around the world. For more details visit http://ghanafestrva.org/.