Hi guys!

I’m sure many of us are still celebrating the fact that we had peaceful and successful elections in Ghana. At the end of the day, we ALL won. Congratulations to all Ghanaians; Ghana did it best :)

Here are two GH-conscious events to check out over the next couple of weeks: IND!E FUSE 2012 (Dec. 15) & BarCamp Accra 2012 (Dec. 22). Further details below!


ACCRA [dot] ALT Presents IND!E FUSE 2012 during Christmas holidays
Accra’s coolest music event of the year, IND!E FUSE, is back for a third edition. Music lovers who want a taste of imaginative, super fresh, and amazing live music should come out and jam at IND!E FUSE 2012. The show promotes great live music by young Ghanaian artists based in the country and abroad. 2012 is the third edition of IND!E FUSE. The concert is not an isolated event but a series of exchanges (one-on-one meetings, interactive workshops, studio + jam sessions) between Ghanaian musicians, as well as continental African and African diasporic artists. As a one-of-a-kind concept in West Africa, IND!E FUSE is a launch pad for African alternative music as a viable global industry that can create unique promotional products – mixtapes, music videos, short films, webisodes, wearable art and touring opportunities – for the artists involved.

The show features the trendsetters of the Accra indie scene and a growing network of young Ghanaian artists that are causing international waves in music.
ACCRA [dot] ALT, a cultural network that encourages the alternative work of Ghanaian artists and emerging artists across the globe, closes 2012 with a two-day concert event on December 14th (The Republic Bar + Grill) and 15th (Alliance Française).  Last year’s show was a sellout success and this year will be even sweeter. Come and witness Ghanaian and international artists create live sonic rainbows of edgy AfroBeat, electronic soul, drumbassfunk, R&B, true skool hip hop, and rare West African folk grooves.
Our 2012 IND!E FUSE Lineup for the two nights include:
On Friday 14 December 2012, chill with us at The Republic Bar and Grill for a live DJ mashup with Kwaku Ananse, Jason Kleatsh and SanSe beginning at 9pm (5GHC to enter). Catch live performances by Ghana’s leading indie artists – Rumor, Kay-Ara, Holla Blak, Oga Chuxx, Eli, Steloo and Yaw P.
On Saturday 15 December 2012, an eclectic set of musicians from Ghana and abroad will mount the stage at Alliance Française from 7:30 – 11pm. IND!E FUSE 2012 is headlined by FOKN BOIS (UK/Ghana), Tawiah (UK) and Yaa Pono. Fans can also wild out to performances by Jojo Abot (NYC/Ghana), Lady Jay, FaintMedal, Paapa (Skillions Records), Lyrical Wanzam and Zantou Lansre (Niger). The show is hosted by the Sankwas Bois and will feature a live DUSTLVYE (YFM) DJ Booth featuring the sounds of our resident Funky Professor, Mr. Kobby Graham.
Admission is only 10 GHC.
IND!E FUSE 2012 is brought to you by ACCRA [dot] ALT in partnership with Institut
Français, Alliance Française, The Republic Bar + Grill, REDD Kat Pictures, DUST Magazine, Fullish Art, Pidgen Music, Skillions Records, Goba Hub, Smoothy’s Café and Global Outdoor Systems.
For more information, contact:
Mantse Aryeequaye | Sionne Neely, Ph.D.  | Co-Directors
   Facebook: ACCRAdotAlt

BarCamp Accra 2012 is a free networking event to bring people together for a day of discussion, demos and dialogue about Accra, Ghana and beyond. It hopes to assemble Accra stakeholders to network, build a supportive entreprising community and partner to build together. The event shall be held at the Methodist University College Campus on December 22. The theme is “Removing fear of failure as a start of success”.

GhanaThink Foundation, an NGO based both in Ghana and the USA, has successfully organized 18 BarCamps in Ghana since the end of 2008. Barcamp Accra 2012 will be organized in conjunction with the Methodist University College, Ghana (MUCG) Google Developer Group (GDG). Barcamps have happened in Takoradi, Kumasi, Sunyani, Tamale, Cape Coast, Ho, and Tema in 2012. The Accra event will take a national stature with a large number of attendees also expected to be Ghanaians who live abroad.

As part of building a movement of Ghanaian young changemakers, doers and entrepreneurs, we’d be demystifying failure and discussing how we can learn from failure. It’s been affectionately called a “failcamp”.  We would have sessions with selected resource personnel who will be sharing and leading discussions on failure, removing the fear of failure and how we can fail our way to success. We shall also have the popular speed mentoring sessions with various young Ghanaian achievers. These would be short, exciting one-on-one sessions to help people gain insights into goals and projects.

Register at
http://barcampaccra12.eventbrite.com/. You can also register by sending “Barcamp Accra, Your Name, Your Email Address” to 1945 on all mobile networks. See you there!You may contact the BarCamp Accra organising team through this website for sponsorship opportunities. If you are interested in organizing a breakout session, let us know, especially if you have special needs.

BarCamp Accra 2012 is sponsored by the Methodist University College Ghana, Google Ghana, GhanaDecides, BloggingGhana, MUCG-GDG, Hatua Solutions, etc. Our media partners are SpyGhana, CITI FM, etc.

Get additional info at:http://barcampghana.org/contact or email, barcamp at ghanathink.org

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