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Key activities during the Taste of Ghana 3.0 Festival

by The Ghana HIT

Taste of Ghana is a two-day festival held in the courtyard of the statehouse Accra on the 23rd and 24th of December. According to the organizers, it will be a Five-star Ghanain experience. It will be an epic event that is worth your time. A couple of things will take place during this anticipated festival, such as music, art, games, fashion, display of local cuisines, and representation of Ghanaian culture.
There are four significant types of music in Ghana: Traditional, contemporary, imported music, and gospel music. The style of presenting music varies from one musician to another. Highlife is the most famous contemporary music originating in Ghana. Highlife music dominated the industry for years until Hiplife and other contemporary songs took over. Traditional music is commonly played during funerals and festivals. Besides, Choral music is made for churches, concerts, and schools. Traditionally, Ghanaian children form centers where they can welcome tourists and sponsors with dancing and drumming as a sign of hospitality and culture. Several Musicians are invited to perform during Taste Ghana 3.0.
Ghanaians have a great sense of fashion and are popularly known for dressing in beautiful colors and prints. Accra is believed to have varied fashion tastes since it is home to various people with different origins. Ghanaian fashion is growing to be diverse, with various local designers trying to make new designs from traditional kente clothes. This year’s Taste of Ghana 3.0 Festival will feature all the leading designers showing the skills and modern clothes that they have. It will be exciting for all those who love fashion.
Several events are particularly helpful in Ghana to challenge and promote the skills of all artisans and designers. Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week is made for fashion, and the ceremony has so far showcased beautiful textiles over the past years.
Art is diverse, but Ghanaians mainly focus on pottery, music, wood carving, dance, textile, and gold and silver work. The handwoven kente garments of the Ewe and Akan are the prominent and most distinguished textiles in most regions of Ghana. The top artistic terms recognized in Ghana are visual, performance, and auditory arts. The well-known visual arts are ceramics, textiles, architecture, painting, and sculptures.
Ghanaian Culture
Ghana is well-known for holding various festivals accompanied by traditional rituals and music. 52 ethnic groups speak over 99 languages, but English is the official language in Ghana; these groups make up Ghana’s culture. The culture will be represented in various forms during this event, such as dressing in traditional garments. Women dressed in colorful traditional garments playing draughts in yards indicate Ghanaian culture’s assortment. It is a norm for most communities to hold annual ceremonies and festivals.
Naturally, Ghanaians are very generous, friendly, and welcoming. House chores are generally based on gender, apart from homes with children of one gender. Typically, girls are expected to cook and clean, while boys are expected to take care of livestock. Besides, all the elders are accorded great respect.
Local Dishes
Most foods in Ghana are spicy, with key ingredients such as maize, beans, rice, yams, cassava, and plantains. The common Ghanaian dishes include mashes made of cassava, yam, and plantain, Ghanaian red-red beans, red palm oil, custard melkkos, prawns, and tomatoes. Traditionally boiled balls of various percentages of fermented cooked maize meal and raw maize dough in dried cornhusk, commonly known as Kenkey, fermented corn known as banku, and gari made of fresh cassava are also major local dishes. Kelewele is a famous dessert made of fried plantain seasoned with chili pepper and ginger. All the main dishes will be displayed during this festival for judges to rank the cooking skills of the participants.

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