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The Chale Wote Street Art festival is an annual street carnival that brings together thousands of people from diverse backgrounds to celebrate the rich tapestry of Ghanaian art and culture.
Established 2011,this vibrant festival also provides a platform for individuals to showcase their talents through art, music, design, dance and performance on the streets of Jamestown where it was formerly held.
However, for the 13th edition, the celebration was relocated to the Osu community at the Independence Square. This move was made due to the festival's growing popularity, necessitating a larger venue.
The term "Chalewote" originates from the Ga language, meaning "friend, let's go."
The festival spanned seven days, running from August 17th to August 24th, and featured a diverse array of activities, including photo exhibitions, street painting, graffiti murals, theatre, spoken word, skate shows, a food and fashion marketplace, photography, live street performances, extreme sports, African Cinema pavilion, street boxing, a fashion parade, a music block party, recyclable design workshops, design labstreet boxing, movie screenings, design labs and more. Each day was dedicated to a specific event.
One unique feature of the Chale Wote Festival 2023 is the opportunity for visitors to participate in workshops and interactive activities during the event.
Numerous prominent figures, including Rocky Dawuni, Zenator Rawlings, King Ayisoba, Amandzeba, and other notable public figures, graced the festival with their presence. This year's carnival was an enormous success, leaving a lasting impression on all who attended.
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