Chale Wote street art festival is an annual arts festival held in Accra on the streets of James town(Accra’s most historic community). The event aims at bringing out art, music, dance and performance into the streets and targets Ghanaian and international artists and patrons to create and appreciate arts together.
In case you’re wondering what chale wote means, it’s an interpretation of “Man let’s go” in Ga language. The Chale Wote street art festival includes street painting, photography, theater, spoken word, interactive art installations, live street performances, extreme sports, film shows, a fashion parade, a music block party, recyclable design workshops and much more since 2011.
Organized by Accra Dot Alt, this year makes it the sixth edition of the festival and will be held from Monday, August 15– Sunday, August 21st. The theme for this years festival is Spirit robot.
Why do I “soo” want to attend this years festival? I love arts and everything about it, it helps inspire my inner creativity. It would be nice to see and appreciate the intelligence of artists who exhibit their creative minds through paints. Culture, music, fashion are part of the things I take interest in so being present at this years festival will get me closer to various cultures, street fashion and arts. I would also get to enjoy good music while having fun.
Last year’s festival took over the streets of James town (where it’s regularly held) with dynamic display of culture, arts,among others. The photos, stories and hype from friends present last year got me disappointed in myself for missing out on it. I’ll keep you updated with stories and pictures from this years event when it takes place later in the year.
I made it to the chale wote festival 2016 Yaay! It entailed everything I expected and more you can find in these links the final recap and pictures from 2016 and also the recap from day3.
Pictures from last years Chale Wote street art festival 2015
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Liked it? okay if you’re in Accra this August, you might as well pass by James town for this once in a year Chale Wote experience. Don’t say I didn’t invite you because I just did….. see you soon.