Asabaako
23 December, 2016
Asa Baako 2016

What went down at one of Ghana's brightest and best international events

"Beach by Day - Jungle by Night"


Thank you to all the 4,000 festival goers who came together from across Ghana and around the world to be part of one of Ghana's leading festival experiences and take part in our programme of culture, creativity and conservation. 

Supported by an amazing line up of Ghanaian artists, we featured youth leadership programmes led by PUSH and arts and dance workshops led by Kwaku Aacht and WEAR Ghana. 
 
With special thanks tmain festival sponsors Gallery1957 and ANOour partnersGhana Tourism AuthorityHatch AfricaOko Forests and UNITARall the volunteers and our crowdfunders we were able to deliver 3 nights and 3 days of Live music, parties, treks, tours, boat rides, dancing, the legendary Jungle party, youth leadership programmes and bring in much needed investment into Busua. 
2016 Programme 

Friday opened with a festival launch party hosted by Gallery1957 featuring Reggie Rockstone, R3dR3d and Sena. Saturday's programme was filled with an opportunity to get closer to nature and enjoy the idyllic beach and forest surroundings of Busua, which saw festival goers take part in boat trips, palm wine tours and treks.

As the sun set, the main Abokwa Beach stage, hosted by our festival favourite Kojo Blakk, was opened by the festival Chairperson The Omanhene of Essikado Nana Kobina Nketsia V and went on into the night featuring stella live performances from  Wanlov the Kubolor, Villy, Kwaku Aacht, Sika, Ayesem, JoEsko and Singlet.
Saturday night ran on into early Sunday morning with a series of sound systems along the beach featuring DJs from across the globe T-Roy [Broadcite], Four The Floor DJs (UK), Ghana Nick, AfroNick, DJ West, Shocker, Elo, DJ K3V and DJ Rhod (Ivory Coast).

The festival reached its height on Sunday night with the legendary Jungle Party featuring, for the first time, live acts which included epic performances from Sena, R3dR3d, Pappy Kojo, Francis Norman and Reggie Rockstone who became the jungle party hype man and took the Jungle Party to a height it had never reached before alongside a team of local and international DJs bringing us the best in Afropop, Drum 'n' Bass, Afro House and Reggae.
Asa Baako palm trees

Teamwork makes the Dream work

Asa Baako would not be possible without the incredible support we receive from volunteers leading up to and during the festival. 2016 saw our most professional team ever and we sincerely thank everyone who worked on the event for their hard work, dedication, unfailing positivity and great festival attitude.

Party with a Purpose

Asa Baako - One Dance has grown to become one of Ghana's largest arts festivals using music and the arts to support social and economic development in the region and we will continue to work hard towards; restoring Busua to its former position as a leading coastal tourism destination, showcasing high quality arts and artists in order to create deeper engagement in African arts and culture, maintaining the volunteer programme in order to assist people into employment, hosting youth leadership programmes in order to promote citizenship and environmental programmes in order to promote conservation and eco-entrepreneurship opportunities. We will continue to develop the festival experience, making improvements on camping accommodation, staffing and beach activities so that we can bring people together from across Ghana and the globe into one uplifting dance.
Asa Baako palm trees

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