Ghana’s largest outdoor event is here again.
The Chale Wote Street Art Festival is an alternative platform that brings art, music, design, dance and performance out into the streets. The community-based festival takes place in James Town – one of Accra’s most historic communities and targets exchanges between Ghana-based and international artists creating and appreciating art together.
Over the last eight years, Chale Wote has transformed the city of Accra into the most active cultural hub in West Africa. The festival has inspired possibilities in public space design through community supported cultural production.
The week-long, crowdy yet fun festival attracts people from all walks of life, the Chalewote Street Art Festival gets better every year and we’re hoping for another dose of the amazing experience this year.
The event is slated for the 20th – 26th of August themed, “Para-Other.”
‘Para-Other’ represents our evolution beyond the dialectic of belonging and non-belonging. It is a rejection of citizenship that has no place for the advancement of radical imagination, new perspectives of the self and human agency. Para-Other is a transatlantic shortwave that transcends language and geography but is also represented in relationship to unique locals. It is a philosophy born out of historically determined necessity to flourish beyond a world of alienation and crisis we currently experience as reality. Para-Other requires new knowledge fractals, codes, symbols, and sounds that transmit our core creative intent where imperial languages fail us. This order is an embracing of a black labyrinth and establishment of an aesthetic that captures our cessation of flight and transit into a non-contested existence.
CHALE WOTE 2018: CALL FOR Artists . PARA-OTHER . Submit your work to the 8th Annual CHALE WOTE Street Art Festival. Accra, Ghana. August 20th – 26th. The Call for Artists is extended to visual and installation artists, interventionists, musicians, makers, photographers,performance artists, filmmakers, thespians, poets, architects, fashion designers, graphic designers, scholars and more. . Deadline: May 5, 2018 . More details below: link in bio . #ChaleWote2018 #PARAOTHER
Last year was no different, Accra could not contain the uncontrolled throng of art lovers. Here is all that happened last year and even more in pictures.
Is that mud?
The love for Dashiki
Is she a man?
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