Entertainment of 2013-12-05

VOMAFEST’13 attracts Edem, Elivava and others

If the Borborbor music and dance that characterized the launch of the first-ever Volta Music and Dance Festival (VOMAFEST) was anything to go by, then patrons should look forward to an exciting event.

The auditorium of the Musicians Union of Ghana (MUSIGA) Head Office in Accra where the launch took place was electrified as various Borborbor groups treated everyone to beautiful dance steps and music.

VOMAFEST comes off in grand style on Sunday, December 8 at the Efua Sutherland Children’s Park in Accra.

The festival, themed Exposing Volta Music unto the World for Business, is aimed at raising funds to acquire a permanent plot of land for an office building and performance theatre for MUSIGA in the Volta Region and other developmental projects.

At a press briefing to launch the festival last Thursday at the MUSIGA Head Office in Accra, Mr David Mawutor, the chairman of the Volta Regional branch of MUSIGA said the festival would start at 2.00pm through to 11.00pm and will feature musicians and dancers of Voltarian origin.

Some of the musicians scheduled to perform are Edem, Elivava, Kano-Z, Della Hayes and her all-female band, Celestine Donkor, Doris Adenyo, Irene Tsevi and Raps Ziggy.

Others are the Big Shot Band, New Generation Borborbor Group, New Vision Borborbor Group and the Jehovah The Greater Ministry Agbadza Group.

Mr Mawutor said though the festival is being hosted by the Volta Regional branch of MUSIGA, everyone could attend.

VOMAFEST is being organised and presented by the Volta Region branch of MUSIGA under the patronage of His Royal Highness Togbe Afede XIV, Paramount Chief of Asogli Traditional Area.

“The festival concerns the unity of the Volta Region and all persons. It is also about paying tribute to the founding fathers of the region and its people,” Mr Mawutor said.

He added that the event was free of charge and that donations were welcome.