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KPANLOGO FOR PEACE-GHANA DAY OF PERCUSSION 2008

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Uniting the People and Promoting Peace through Percussion.

Who We Are & Mission:

The Ghana Percussive Arts Society is the first West African chapter of the world famous music service organisation,the Percussive Arts Society.
It is dedicated to researching and promoting of percussive arts culture in Ghana. The GPAS is an open membership organisation and it organises percussive related events as well as hosts annual Days of Percussion events which brings performers from all over Ghana and beyond. The goals of these programmes are to bring drum enthusiasts together to share the arts,network,inspire creativity,create awareness about the work of PAS and help to preserve and promote percussion.
KPANLOGO FOR PEACE is the theme for the 2008 Ghana's Day of  Percussion to be hosted by the Ghana Percussive Arts Society in association with a number of NGOs from Ghana at two venues, Mankessim in the Central region and New Edubiase from 11th-13th September,2008.  
 KPANLOGO is a reference to a special Ga drum and its ensemble suite from the Greater Accra region.It is one of the most popular drums from Ghana. 2008 is an election year in Ghana;Tolerance to opposing views and Peaceful campaigns are highly needed during the pre and post electioneering time. KPANLOGO FOR PEACE as a theme link for our DOP is to make our programme relevant to our nation's situational needs and to reflect on, and drive home the importance and the power of percussion in advocating and calling for peace in Ghana during this critical time of our nation's political history. 
Many groups from Ghana and beyond have confirmed their participation. Among the groups are Abladei,Africussion-Ghana and Africana Drum and Dance Company from Accra,Etsii Korowa Drum and Dance Ensemble, Obrumankoma Traditionals,Ebibiman, Nananom, Borborfantse Fontonfrom Group,Kwaanan and the Kyidom Drummers,Mankessim Roman Catholic Brass Band, New Edubiase Catholic Brass band,Akrofuom Kete group,  New Edubiase'sOwoaman and Essereso Susubiri Adowa group as well as Togbe Yao's Drummers from Togo.
 
 

GHANA PERCUSSIVE ARTS SOCIETY
 (The Pace- Setters in Percussive Arts in Africa)
in collaboration with
The International Center for African Culture and Arts
(ICACA-Ghana)
and
ADANSI SOUTH DISTRICT ASSEMBLY
present
  5th GHANA DAY OF PERCUSSION
at 
New Edubiase, Ashanti region, Ghana, West Africa
on
11th September, 2008
&
at MANKESSIM. C/R
on
12th & 13th September,2008
 
Theme:
Uniting the People, Celebrating in Peace.
 
SPECIAL FEATURE
 Traditional Drumming &  Durbar of Chiefs/ International Percussion Showcase 
 
Suites:
Agbadza, Asafo, Adowa, Akom, Apatampa, Bosoe, Borborbo, Bamaaya,Epirede, Fume Fume, Fontonfrom ( Ashanti, Accra, Eastern and Fante), Gome,Kete,Kolomashie, Djembe and many more.
 
Special Drum Workshops featuring
 
OKYEREMA QUABENA ADANSI PREKESE-KUSUM AGORO MULTICULTURAL ARTS PROJECT,USA
CAPTAIN ROBERT-DIRECTOR-AFRICUSSION GHANA
SIR MAWUTOR-AFRIKANA DANCE COMPANY- ACCRA
OKYEREMAPANYIN KOFI BADU- ELMINA DANCE ENSEMBLE-CAPE COAST
 
 
 
 
MASTERS OF CEREMONY:
 DJ. WISDOM -CAPITAL RADIO-KUMASI
MS. COMFORT AMPONG-BEENU NKOMO PRESENTER-KESSBEN FM-KUMASI
UNCLE ATO BROWN-PEACE RADIO FM-WINNEBA
KWAME ANTWI BOSIAKO-BOSKO EVENTS PRODUCTIONS INC.-ACCRA
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GHANA PERCUSSIVE ARTS SOCIETY IN THE NEWS:

DOP 2004 VIDEO

GHANA PAS IN THE NEWS

2006 DOP IN THE NEWS

GHANA DOP AND EARTHDANCE 2007

This is a Free Event courtesy of the Percussive Arts Society

pas.ghana@gmail.com

For Further Information: Call:

020-8163451 Nana Kofi Akonu I
0244-474038  Ms. Felicia
USA-718-230-4997 Harold