What’s up people?! The annual SABOLAI RADIO Music Festival kickstarts this week. This year’s event is the 7th edition since its inception onto the Ghanaian contemporary music calendar. Accra[dot]Alt, who are the organizers of Sabolai Radio seem to be more than ready to pull this year’s edition off!

From Wednesday, December 21 – Friday, December 23, Efua Sutherland Park in Accra is the destination to be and it promises to be lit! Christmas came early huh?…

Check out lineup of event:

Wednesday, December 21st
3 – 9PM
ACCRA [dot] ALT Radio Space James Town, Brazil House


3:00 – 3:30PM

DayParty with Special Sauce

3:30 – 4:30M Not About A Riot (2015)

Film screening + Q&A with Malaika Aminata

Using footage from the week of unrest popularly coined “The Baltimore Uprising” , this film documents the events following the death of Freddie Gray in the U.S.

4:30 – 5:30PM

Resource Mobilization 101 for Artists

NAFI CHINERY is a Capacity Building Specialist with the African Women’s Development Fund (AWDF) who has helped raise more than 2.5 million dollars for diverse community-based organizations in 20 countries across Africa.

Learn new techniques to source what you need to make your art game pop. This interactive, hands-on session will also explore brand identity, diversifying your talents and building networks that last.

5:30 – 6:00PM

#5Things Every DIY Artist Should Know

ELLA-BONAI GORDON is an A&R consultant with Renowned Group and the Founder of Socket Management, an artist development and management company based in London. She skypes into SABOLAI RADIO to share five top insights for serious-minded artists. To build your game in the industry, Ella breaks down touring, forming a strong team, contracts, licensing, royalties and multi-revenue deals.

6:00 – 6:30PM

Chale, Who Dat?

SIONNE NEELY, CoFounder of ACCRA [dot] ALT, explores how artists are tapping into different ways to build recognition for their work. She delves into how necessary it is today for artists to have a strong digital media presence, build their portfolios and always be ready to go with a tight pitch.

6:30 – 7:00PM Coping (2016)

Film screening + Q&A with Edem Dotse

Tension grows between Samuel and Serwaa Quartey, the nephew and wife of a schizophrenic man, when she decides to have her husband sent to a prayer camp for deliverance. A family drama about the complex problems surrounding mental healthcare in Ghana.

7:00 – 7:30PM

Special film screening + Q&A with Jojo Abot

7:30 – 8:30PM

Juju Funk Beat Battle

Sick music beats. Live show battle. Winner gets a chance to understudy with a legendary music producer.

8:00 – 9:00PM

The AfterDark Mixer

On Thursday & Friday experience the performers below


The DAYPARTY featuring DJs KEYZUZ, Special Sauce, DJ Mitchy, T’Challa, DJ K3V and JOWAA takes place both days from 3 – 6PM. This is the time to chill out with your peoples, grab some good food and drinks and get ready for the live show, happening from 6 – 10PM

You don’t wanna miss this, see you there.

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