The maiden edition of Electro Comes to Ghana (ECG) festival will open today at the Alliance FranÃ§aise in Accra with an electronic workshop by DJs Jason Kleatsh, Eyal Rob / Sabbo (Israel) and Steloo.
Designed to place electro music at the forefront during the festival, Republic Bar & Grill would on the same day host an opening party with a performance by DJs BBrave, Steloo Jason Kleatsh, Pam and Keyzzz.
The festival returns to the Alliance FranÃ§aise in Accra on Friday, October 24 with a launch of 'Roots of Azonto' by Akwaaba Sound System as well as an after-party at Smollensky's Rooftop in Accra.
Saturday, October 25 would feature 'Just a Band', a group from Kenya with a warm-up by DJs Steloo and Jason Kleatsh. An after-party featuring a performance by DJs Eyal Rob Sabo - both from Tel Aviv, Israel, would take place at Rockstone Office in Accra.
Also on the bill is the US-based Ghanaian diva, Azizaa, who draws from her strong Ewe culture to enhance the American influences from artistes like Tina Turner, Nina Simone, Big Momma Thornton, Ray Charles, Bjork, Muddy Waters, Howling Wolf and Benin-born Angelic Kidjo, among others.
The festival is being supported by the state of Israel, Kenya Airways, Institut FranÃ§ais (Ghana) and Alliance FranÃ§aise (Accra).