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Rocky Dawuni to play in Costa Rica for ‘International Day of People of African Descent’ 2021

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Costa Rica will host events during the first commemoration of the International Day of People of African Descent, an initiative promoted by the country and formally adopted by the UN in 2020.

The holiday promotes “the extraordinary contributions of the African diaspora around the world and to eliminate all forms of discrimination against people of African descent,” according to the United Nations.

The first International Day of People of African Descent will have Costa Rica as its global hosts, with broadcast events from San José and Cahuita beginning Tuesday.

“This first international commemoration is held in Costa Rica for being the country that promotes this celebration, in compliance with the commitment assumed more than 100 years ago at the First Congress of the Black Peoples of the World, when it was proposed to celebrate the contributions of Afro-American people,” said Vice President Epsy Campbell.

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The scheduled events are as follows, per Casa Presidencial:

Celebration of the International Day for People of African Descent (August 31): Authorities will issue a special message. Spokespeople include the Vice President of the Republic of Costa Rica, Epsy Campbell; the Deputy Secretary General of the United Nations and president of the United Nations Development Group, Amina J. Mohammed; the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, Michelle Bachelet; and the executive director of the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), Dr. Natalia Kanem.

An inaugural ceremony will be held at 6 p.m. at the National Theater in San José, which will include artistic and cultural activities with the participation of national and international groups such as Playing for Change, Rocky Dawuni, the Kawe Group, Afro Fiesta, Hope Masike, Abel Mafuleni, Emanuel Ntaka and the Limón Concert Band. The event will be live streamed.

Watch “Beautiful People” Video by Rocky Dawuni here:

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Upb7bjyZJeA

High Level Forum (September 1-3): Different sessions will be held to reaffirm the commitment to the recognition and support of Afro-descendant populations.

This series of forums will articulate the voices of people of African descent and those of other key actors in the region and the world around topics such as the rights of people of African descent, combating racism and discrimination, among others.

Given the implications of the Covid-19 pandemic, events will have a hybrid format (face-to-face and online) with streaming through the official channels of the Government of Costa Rica, the United Nations and UNFPA.

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Closing Ceremony (September 4): Cahuita will host gastronomic and cultural displays.

At 10:30 a.m., a ceremony will commemorate the abolition of the transatlantic trafficking of enslaved people. This will occur in Cahuita National Park, where it is believed that in 1710 an expedition of lost Danish galleons were shipwrecked transporting enslaved people of African descent to the Americas.

(Source: Ticotimes.net)

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GHANA ENTERTAINMENT AWARDS USA TO HONOR PRINCE BRIGHT, DELORIS FRIMPONG MANSO (DELAY), JAY Q, MC PAPA LINKS, DJ E LOVE, DJ PRINCE PAUL FSRDJ & DOREEN ANDOH AT 2024 EVENT

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GHANA ENTERTAINMENT AWARDS USA

The Ghana Entertainment Awards USA is proud to announce that it will be honoring seven outstanding individuals in the Ghanaian entertainment industry at this year’s event. The 2024 awards ceremony, scheduled for July 6th at the Merkin Hall Theatre, Kauffman Music Center in New York, will recognize the significant contributions of ace musician Prince Bright of Buk-Bak fame, renowned TV and radio host Deloris Frimpong Manso, popularly known as Delay, celebrated music producer & sound engineer Jay Q, ace radio broadcaster Doreen Andoh, and US-based Ghanaian talents MC Papa Links, DJ E Love, and DJ Prince Paul.

Prince Bright, known for his influential role in the music duo Buk-Bak, has been a pivotal figure in the Ghanaian music scene for decades. His contributions have helped shape the sound and direction of modern Ghanaian music.

Delay, a household name in Ghana, has made remarkable strides as a TV and radio host. Her impactful interviews and shows have set new standards in the media industry, making her one of the most respected and influential media personalities in the country.

Jay Q, a legendary music producer and sound engineer, has been instrumental in producing some of Ghana’s biggest hits. His innovative production techniques and dedication to quality have earned him a place among the elite in the music production field.

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Doreen Andoh, a highly esteemed radio broadcaster, has been a trailblazer in the media industry for over 2 decades. Her compelling voice and engaging style have captivated audiences for years, earning her a distinguished place in Ghanaian media.

MC Papa Links, DJ E Love, and DJ Prince Paul FSRDJ have each made significant impacts in the entertainment scenes within the Ghanaian diaspora in the US. Their contributions to music and entertainment have fostered a vibrant cultural exchange and brought Ghanaian music to a broader audience.

The Ghana Entertainment Awards USA is thrilled to honor these extraordinary talents for their exceptional contributions to the Ghanaian entertainment industry. Their dedication and hard work have not only elevated their respective fields but also inspired countless others.

Tickets to the event can be purchased now via https://bit.ly/GEAWARDS. Voting is currently underway, so fans and supporters are encouraged to participate in the process by visitingwww.ghentawards.com/vote.

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About GEA USA: The Ghana Entertainment Awards USA was established to showcase the achievements of Ghanaian creatives and entertainers who excel in their fields both in Ghana and the diaspora. The event brings together industry professionals and fans to celebrate the rich culture and talents of Ghana.

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GEA USA Press Office Accra Email: [email protected]

For more information, follow GEA USA on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter at @geawardsusa.

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I’ll choose foreign passport over PhD and Law degree combined – Wayoosi

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Kumawood actor, Joseph Osei, professionally known as Wayoosi has weighed in on the debate regarding the value of Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) degrees versus the benefits of acquiring a foreign passport.

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25th TGMA: It took less than a week for Stonebwoy’s stagecraft – Efua Sutherland

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The creative director responsible for Stonebwoy’s remarkable performance at the  25th Telecel Ghana Music Awards (TGMA), Elizabeth Efua Sutherland has revealed that the awe-inspiring stagecraft was completed in under a week. (more…)

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TGMAs 2024: The victory of ‘my sound engineer, brother’ is mine also – Piesie Esther on losing to Nacee

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Renowned Ghanaian gospel musician, Piesie Esther, has expressed no disappointment whatsoever about losing the Gospel Artiste of the Year award to her colleague, Nacee at the recent Telecel Ghana Music Awards (TGMA). (more…)

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We will acquire a special TV channel for creative arts events – Mahama

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Don’t compete, learn from Nollywood –Michael Uchegbu to GH filmmakers

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