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Chale Wote thrived because people wanted something different – Mantse Aryeequaye

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Mantse Aryeequaye, a co-founder of the popular, Chale Wote Street Art Festival has opined that the festival has been a success because people want something different.

He said this on Citi FM’s Citi Breakfast Show when the host, Bernard Koku Avle, was interviewing him on the festival. Chale Wote commences today and runs until the end of the week.

According to Mantse, “Chale Wote thrived because people want something different.”

He also stated that the festival has the potential of creating a whole economy.

“It’s a form that does not disrupt the environment and it can create a whole economy.”

This year’s festival marks the fifth anniversary of Chale Wote’s infusion of art, music and dance music in Accra’s oldest urban fishing community.

The motif for Chale Wote 2016 is ‘Spirit Robot.’ It is geared towards embracing the power rooted in humanity.

It has been expanded to a full week of activities and will feature more than 20 artists who will be exhibiting the fruits of their creativity.

You can view the official brochure for Chale Wote 2016 below:


By: Jeffrey O. Sarpong/

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