The Spanish Ambassador to Ghana, Madam Alicia Rico Perez has expressed her anticipation for the upcoming Casa Africa’s Vis-à-vis musical event, taking place on March 15 and 16 this year at the Accra Tourist Information Centre.
The event is organized by Spain’s public diplomacy institution, Casa Africa Creative Arts Council, in collaboration with the Ministry of Tourism, Arts and Culture, the Spanish Embassy in Accra, the Ghanaian Embassy in Madrid and the Musicians Union of Ghana (MUSIGA).
It is aimed at fostering the presence of African music in Spain through music festivals.
Speaking at a Press Conference on Casa Africa’s Vis-à-vis musical event at the Accra Tourist Information Centre on Thursday, the Spanish Ambassador indicated that Ghana has garnered talents over the years and the Vis-à-vis is one of the avenues which seek to grow the music industry further.
“There’s a lot of potential for the music industry in this country and as an ambassador of Spain, I always try to transmit and convey our main objective – to help Ghana in this very important moment when there is so much potential.
There is so much more contribute to the wealth of the economy and to bring greater opportunities for the country most particularly for the youth”.
Madam Alicia Rico Perez asserted that even though the competition would be tough, she is encouraged by the talents possessed by each of the participants who upon winning would be presented with opportunities including performing at distinguished summer musical festivals in southern Europe.
“The concert tomorrow will bring greater opportunities to the bands that will be selected because they will be representatives in the most important musical festivals in Spain. They will be arriving to Ghana tonight and they’ll be the ones who’ll be judging and choosing the best two dances.
Now the twelve that have come to the final are actually wonderful musical groups here in Ghana; they’re very good so I think it’s going to be a very tough decision. But they are professionals and they know what it would take in Spain and in Europe to promote Ghanaian music. I think it’s not only a chance for the two finalists but a chance for all the people and dances they’ll be doing tomorrow”.
The Ghana Vis a Vis will be the 10th edition of this project, which has already been held in nine other African Countries.
Story by: Hope Akabli|universnewsroom.com