The two-day art festival came off in full throttle at the Efua Sutherland Park in Accra, doffing out a string of non-stop exhilarating performances, and treating the crowd to a sophisticated mix of diverse art forms over the weekend.
With the likes Deputy Minister for Information, Pius Enam Hadzide, as well as President of GUTA, Dr Joseph Obeng in attendance to throw their support behind the novel show, PAMA Festival ultimately lived up to all the prior hype, and the euphoria that unfolded left spectators in dreamland.
The event, put together by BEKOFI, Natives Communications, and URGE, sought to present players in the creative art industry- especially poets, animators, musicians and artists- the opportunity to parade their talents, and break into new heights with their works.
PAMA festival attracted over thirty exhibitors with expertise in paintings, African clothing, beads, earrings, natural hair and beauty products, local foods, among others from across the capital.
International Afro Jazz sensation and headline act for the event, Steve Bedi, was on hand to electrify the atmosphere with his sax wizardry and mesmeric melodies in a concert which left the audience dancing deep into a pleasurably cold Friday evening.
The US-based Ghanaian saxophonist on the night, farther established why he is rated the best African jazz musician, pumping the ground up with a lengthy performance which never for a second looked bereft of energy, dynamism, and rapture.
MTN Hitmaker Season 1 finalist, Atimbilla, also took to the PAMA Fest stage with his kologo, and delivered a very assured performance, serenading patrons with his unique and indigenous style of music.
Kofi Mole, also got his moment to dazzle; and after receiving a rapturous welcome from his highly enthusiastic fans as his made his way on stage, the Don’t Be Late singer, got the whole venue singing along to some of his nationwide hits including Mensah- which featured Kwesi Arthur.
There were performances from renowned poet and spoken-word artiste, RhymeSonny; as well as from musicians such as Ages Africa, Shepperd, and many others.
PAMA Festival also gave upcoming musicians and poets the chance to shine in an Open Mic session; and young acts including Haven, Edi, Chi World, Tortro Dagad, Flexman, Elmo, and Tonkra to name but a few, put up impressive displays to spell an encouraging future for the art industry in Ghana.