Alokoto Festival http://alokotocarnival.wixsite.com/alokotocarnival is an annual community cultural arts games music and dance festival that takes place every first weekend of November at Chorkor, Accra, Ghana.
Bringing arts, culture communities, holiday makers and fun lovers onto the streets to fratenise, network, create, learn and share amidst the fun is a lovely and electrifying scene to experience with a lasting memory.
Alokoto Festival has been a top source of fun and entertainment in Chorkor, Accra, Ghana for years since its inception and creation by the JayNii StreetWise Organisation http://www.jaynii.com a not-for-profit that provides the welfare of vulnerable young ones in deprived communities of Ghana.
My fervent desire to bring people together, play their hearts out for all to be happy led to this events and I never regretted I did. It has always been great ! – Emmanuel Quartey
Groups can come along with their tents to mount on the Jaynii beach, stay with the people, interact with the Streetwise children and see the other side of life.
Promoting unity and development through arts and culture
JayNii hosts performers from the continents on outdoor stages, runs intimate hands-on workshops and tours to different historic and interesting places.
OBJECTIVES OF THE FESTIVAL:
Promoting peace and unity through acceptance of one another’s culture.
Enabling people to appreciate their cultural values, gain understanding, acquire knowledge and develop skills for living in a globally independent and culturally diverse world.
Exploring, instilling, developing, preserving and promoting arts and culture, thereby exposing the rich cultures of the world.
Job creation, entertainment, education and development through arts and culture.
Providing our young ones the platform to utilize their skills.
Promoting artists and their work.
Establishing and promoting cultural exchange.
Emmanuel Quartey – Founding President
Naa Borkor Quartey – Manager
Emmanuel Ampofo – Groups management
Daniel Smith – Designer
Isaac Botchway – Assistant groups manager
Lexis – Stage and Sound
Jordan Tetteh – Artwork/Paintings
Didi – Media
Anti Aggie – Games
Jeff – media / Blog
Tel – 00233203040807 00233 261919001
PARTNERS – JayNii StreetWise, SoundCheck, RadioGold, Accra Metropolitan Assembly, ManeyMeg Cosmetics, awia