Thursday, July 24, 2008
Kumasi would this weekend witness one of the biggest gospel shows in recent times when over 15 top gospel music artistes mount the stage at the Jubilee Park to entertain fans.
The occasion would be part of the 16th anniversary celebrations for the New Patriotic Party (NPP).
The show which would be free of charge to the public is scheduled for Sunday July 27 and expected to start at 5pm till day break.
Artistes billed for the night are Ohemaa Mercy, Josh Laryea, Christiana Love, No Tribe, Soul Winners, Pastor Joe Beechem, Fred Oware Jnr, Amy Newman, Moses O.K. and Noble Nketia.
Others are Danny Nertey, Phillipa Baafi, Gifty Osei, Grace Ashi, Kwaku Gyasi and Lady Prempeh.
Josh Laryea who is leading the organising team, Africa Media Core Promotion told the Graphic Showbiz that the programme was being organised to help promote a peaceful elections in the December polls.
He said it was also to afford the NPP the opportunity to say thank you to God for staying with their party in the last 16years in a peaceful atmosphere.
He explained that the musicians were expected to use music as an instrument to preach peace before, during and after the December Presidential and Parliamentary elections and would attempt to bring together all political parties and their supporters.
The Kumasi show was expected to kick start a series of other musical concerts in other parts of the country all aimed at promoting peace in the country during the elections.
Kumasi’s show would be an opportunity to use music effectively as a unifying force across barriers of conflicts as well as bridge ethnic and religious barriers.
The concert is to serve as a reference point for peace through the medium of music and peace building as a shared concern and a better way of getting everybody on board as music appealed to people's senses.
Patrons would have the opportunity to dance to good gospel music aside saying a prayer to God to guard against any form of ethno-political sentiments likely to threaten the peace and stability in the country.
The various artistes are expected to warn against foul language, insults, inflammatory, preaching of violence, disrespect for institutions of state and authorities, blackmail and lies to the unsuspecting public when they mount the stage.
Posted by Enoch Darfah Frimpong at 8:54 am