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March 6th, 2007 · 24 Comments

Ghana at 50
It was a wonderful celebration. Started with a parade of the Ghana Armed Forces and school children and a unit from the Scots Guards regiment, which thrilled us with pipes and drums. Then there were street parties throughout the country, everyone wearing the red, gold, green and black of the Ghana flag; a smile on everyone’s face.
In the evening there were musical concerts featuring renowned local musicians. A good time was had by all, as you can tell from the pic above.
Ok, I wore my Ghana@50 T shirt and saw it all on telly… Still enjoyed it though

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  • 1 steviel // Mar 7, 2007 at 7:08 am

    Im well jealous here as i can t think of the last time there was anything like a mood of national celebration within the uk – maybe when the tories [conservative party] were voted out ve office but that soon faded when it slowly dawned on people that ‘new labour’ and ‘the third way’ was just the usual corporate hucksterish.

    Would love to hear some ghanian music though as my knowledge of afro-music is limited to, well tapes a matey did me but without proper names. are there any ghanaian rappers or music made by herb smokers specifically for purpose of chilling out with-

  • 2 Nana Yaa // Mar 7, 2007 at 10:33 am

    There’re definately Ghanaian rappers, but ghanagirlnyc will have to tell you about that. I’m the type who lowers the volume and finds music in silence, which puzzles my family no end. I think I inhibit them when I’m around.

  • 3 ghanagirlnyc // Mar 7, 2007 at 4:53 pm

    Steviel, check out and
    The first has lyrics, music news and some stuff you can listen to. The second has lots of music vids, so you can choose what suits your fancy… for the purpose of chilling out with. In Ghana, most kids listen to hiplife – a hybrid of hiphop and hilife (music from Ghana and Nigeria). Let me know what you think!

  • 4 steviel // Mar 7, 2007 at 8:48 pm

    hiya GG/NYC and thanks-

    obviouslythis is going to take me a well long while to explore

    oh have you checked out the ‘augustine does martial arts moves’ on the site
    got so say i completely agree with the comments

    but who would you reccomend in terms of hiplife
    oh in terms of yorkshire tunes its got to be ‘the black parade’ by my chemical romance
    you can get it on free download by using limewire

    sending you light
    and love to all those you love

  • 5 steviel // Mar 7, 2007 at 8:49 pm

    thanks gg/nyc will explore

    sending you light
    and love to all you love


  • 6 steviel // Mar 8, 2007 at 1:29 am

    all points of power to reggie rockstone

  • 7 ghanagirlnyc // Mar 8, 2007 at 5:26 am

    Reggie Rockstone is one of the pioneers of hiplife. Also look out for Obrafo. I’ll let you know if I think of any others…

  • 8 stevem the headhunter // Mar 10, 2007 at 2:24 am

    wow yeah

    Obrafo is well rightious

    where can we get cd’s from?

  • 9 rahma // Mar 14, 2007 at 1:01 pm

    oo i have the whole obrafuor collection r shd i say most of his sngs so i can email them 2 u if u want. i loveee his music*; well here in morocco, the ghana @ 50 celebration was bigggg we had 3 days of celebration. the first was a reception at the ambassadors house most f the students were there in their kente and other traditional clothes it was wonderful. the 2nd was a performance at the national theatre by a group of drummers and dancers from ghana called the ayekoo dance group c’est magnifique and the last was something the students just organised themselves to grace whole occation. those were my best days in morocco. congratultions GHANA ON THE BIG 50

  • 10 stevem // Mar 20, 2007 at 5:11 pm

    wow that d be plush Rhama as hey we ve been giving the GHana celebration a bit of a go as well

    it must be kool belong to a country/culture that makes you want to celebrate as in uk the spirit of celebration does seem to have been lost.

    just wondering what a kente is and are there any kool sites on Ghanian history.

    i ll post yu some tunes via NYA unless you can explain to me how to send mp3’s

  • 11 Nana Yaa // Mar 20, 2007 at 5:40 pm

    You can have just a glimpse of kente at It’s a hand woven cloth of the Ashantis of Ghana.
    There are so many sites on the country’s history, just google it and see.

  • 12 stevem // Mar 20, 2007 at 6:17 pm

    Could get thru the kente link as its down till the morrow but am checking into Ghana.web
    which seems pretty kool to me.

    But yeah,the reason that i asked people to recommend history sites was that [in uk at least] any sociologist would be able to tell you that what is presented as history is in itself not value neutral as [in uk] there is a cultural legitimisation process
    who writes the histories for whom,ok i m a Alcuin college cynic here but just wondered in theres and GHanian historians that people could reccomend me having a shufti through

  • 13 stevem // Mar 25, 2007 at 7:35 pm

    can i just thank Nana here for the 2 cds she s sent me-

    the ‘Excecution Diary’ All- Star Hip-life compilation and the TOFA [time out for adession] by Kwabena Darko aka Obrafour

    but was blown away by Edward Osei aka hammer of the last 2 production on both albums.

    ok so what can i send in return to Nana and family-
    well representing uk i m going to send some fall cd’s as mark e smith is the smartest lyricist in uk,i m gonna send some street’s as well and some kelis as people who don t like kelis rodgers are simply wrong

    yeah yu ll receive a mixed bag of cds to share with everyone and anyone

    just wondering if people utilise limewire for free downloads?

    love and blessings

  • 14 Nana Yaa // Mar 25, 2007 at 9:49 pm

    You’re welcome stevem. I’ll look forward to those UK cds.

  • 15 stevem // Mar 26, 2007 at 1:11 am


    it ll be a regular mixed bag
    centering on mark e smith of the Fall
    another uk rapper called ‘tricky’ a ka adrian thaws
    some kelis rogers [shes anamerican but dont hold that against her]
    some Cypress Hill
    [usa old skool rappers but i love them]
    and some healthing/meditation cds

    and of course otherstuff

  • 16 rosemond // Apr 2, 2007 at 1:24 pm

    l like this website l like it.

  • 17 carri // Apr 7, 2007 at 10:18 am

    hiya rosemond just wishing you a beautifull sunny day.
    I ve been trying to put together a selection of music for nana as well but wondering if she realy needs any pipe music and/or country and western in her life.I ve been sent copies of some ghanaian music and its brilliant but a lot of the music that i was brought up with does seem bleakly melancholic by comparison as 90% is about drinking or defeat or both.

  • 18 Nana Yaa // Apr 7, 2007 at 12:01 pm

    Hi Rosemond. Hope we’ll hear more from you. Carri if there’s defeat, there must be victory too, so I could do with that… or settle for drinking.

  • 19 fred nyarko // Apr 26, 2007 at 5:29 pm

    i want a number of childern wearing the ghana at 50 t -shrit.

  • 20 rosemond // Apr 28, 2007 at 3:00 pm

    hi this is rosemond,hi nana yaa l herd you and l want you to be bold ,

  • 21 stevem // May 11, 2007 at 8:37 pm

    hi Rosemond



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