All radio stations in Ghana to play strictly Ghanaian music on March 2

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downloadAll radio stations in Ghana are expected to play strictly Ghanaian music on Wednesday, March 2 as part of the Ghana Music Week 2016 Festival.

This follows discussions between the MUSIGA President Bice Osei Kuffour and the Executive Director of the Ghana Independent Broadcasters Association (GIBA ) Gloria Hiadzie. The Ghana Music Day is part of the activities lined up for Ghana Music Week 2016.

To mark the day, radio and television stations in Ghana are expected to play Ghana music exclusively that day. According to the MUSIGA President, the decision to set aside the day is to herald the good music made in Ghana and is also due to the absence of the Information Bill which will regulate the amount of both Ghanaian and foreign music that can be played on Ghanaian airwaves.

On her part, the GIBA Executive Secretary, Gloria Hiadzi commended MUSIGA for the initiative and expressed GIBA’s readiness to partner the Union for such an ideal. Miss Hiadzi expressed the association’s willingness to partner with MUSIGA in the promotion of the entertainment business in Ghana.

The meeting also discussed other areas of possible collaboration between MUSIGA and GIBA. Present at the meeting were the Administrator of MUSIGA Rev Fiifi Khan Agyarkwah and the Director of Special Projects and Communications AhumaBoscoOcansey.

Ghana Music Week 2016 Festival opens on Tuesday March 1 with a media launch on selected radio and television stations followed by the Ghana Music Day on Wednesday March 2 and the Ghana Music Business Forum. Other activities lined up include an International Music Expo and Ghana Music Honors at the National Theatre on Friday March 4 where a number of foreign missions are expected to showcase their music and a two day Musical Explosion on the Prof John Atta Mills High Street on March 5 & 6. The theme for the festival is Music, A Catalyst for Tourism.

Sponsors for the festival include the American Embassy, British Council, Gold Coast Fund Management and Kasapreko. Others are the Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Creative Arts, EIB Networks and Radio Gold.

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