SABOLAI RADIO Returns December 21 – 23


December 21 – 23


For Immediate Release

Since 2010, the SABOLAI RADIO Music Festival has drawn acclaim for consistently putting the best and brightest artists on blast. The festival features an energetic combination of internationally renowned headline artists and emerging music makers. The regional music celebration is church for Accra’s alternative music heads and grows high capacity crowds with each year.




The 2016 LineUp

From December 21 – 23rd, SABOLAI RADIO sets off with THE LABS – a series of film screenings, workshops and panels on music licensing, network development and resource mobilization methods for artists at the ACCRA [dot] ALT Radio Space in James Town (Brazil House, 2-9pm).

The next two days will feature over 25 live performances at Efua Sutherland Park (3-10pm). Popular for a unique music lineup, this year’s event includes a vibrant blend of inventive music artists. JOJO ABOT’s psychedelic Borbobor funk headlines our 7th edition, along with JOEY B, WORLASI, MensaHighlife, UK artist Rich BLK, JAYSO and Boston-based, Ghanaian poet PRISCILLA AZAGLO. Other favorites to watch for are KACEY MOORE, AYAT, RENNER, SHUGAZEPORA DICKSON and Nigerian rapper TINUKE among a dozen other exciting artists participating in the festival.


The Cookout

Vinyl Exhibition

+  SABOLAI RADIO DayParty/AfterDark

The Cookout @ SABOLAI unveils a delicious market of food and drink options for all music fans.

New additions to this year’s SABOLAI RADIO include a Vinyl Exhibition highlighting the funky musical diversity of Ghana’s cultures.

DJ K3V, Special Sauce, T’Challa, Jowaa and KEYZUZ serve up the Day Party at the park, blending vintage Ghanaian music with the electric pulse of African house, soul, hip hop, tropical bass and Afropop (3-5pm). On the 23rd, a super DJ set featuring KEYZUZ, Rvdical the Kid and T’Challa brings the AfterDark into full effect from 10pm-midnight. Diehard dancing for those into EDM, grime, Afrobeat, bass riddims and hip hop.

We celebrate our 7th editon with Accra’s ever expanding independent music scene. We invite you to join us in closing out the year with some of the best live musicians in Ghana. SABOLAI RADIO 2016 gathers a new generation of artists building the new sound of Ghana one track at a time. A downloadable version of this press release is available here.

Come nice up and jam with us.



The SABOLAI RADIO Music Festival is supported by REDD Kat Pictures and produced by ACCRA [dot] ALT. This year, Africa Express and the Roskilde Festival has provided a grant to SABOLAI RADIO for sound equipment that will be used year-round to train and support independent musical production for artists in Ghana. 

Official festival content will only be released through ACCRA [dot] ALT’s digital media channels. 

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