The Electronic House Bar Protest

Since 2013,  Jason Kleatsh and DJ Steloo have been building their Accra House Music collective from the ground up. From curated indie shows to festivals, the duo have masterfully nurtured a thriving Electro/House music scene in Accra. It’s as if the city is making its way back to the early 90s again when House and Techno were the party jams in Ghana. Jason and Steloo hosted the first installment of their Electronic House Bar and teamed up with Serge Attukwei’s Golokal and Accra Theater Workshop for a stunning audiovisual performance.

 

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Jason Kleatsh and Steelo delivered an overdose of cloudy House and Electro melodies to a packed lawn that seemed quite blown away by the otherworldly features of the dance routine by Efua Sutherland and Emelia Pinamang from ATW. Golokal built their   performance around kerosene lamps and their signature costumes made of Jerry Can parts and DIY styling. The showcase was an awesome non-dialogue protest against Ghana’s current energy crisis. DIY and House must be the strangest of bedfellows within Ghana’s history of protests. It was pretty cool to watch and photographed really well as you can see below.

All photos by Francis Kokrokro.

 

Accra House Music

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Bad Boy Steloo

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Jason Kleatsh

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Steloo seems to be saying Dumsor (power on and off) Must Stop!

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Accra House Music

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GoLokal

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Return of the “Bobo” (locally manufactured Kerosene lamp)

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Serge Attukwei

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GoLokal’s African Electronics

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Accra Theater Workshop

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Emilia Pinamang Asiedu

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IMG_6530 Elisabeth Efua Sutherland

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Serge Attukwei

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Cross Section of the Crowd

 

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