CHALE WOTE 2017: WATA MATA Flows into Accra


The 7th edition of the CHALE WOTE Street Art Festival takes place in Accra, Ghana between August 14 – 20, 2017 and includes over 11 locations throughout the city to witness and join visual art exhibitions and installations, performances, film screenings, artist exchanges, tours and mixers.

A majority of the events during CHALE WOTE Week are free and open for the public to attend. The festival is produced by REDD Kat Pictures and ACCRA [dot] ALT in association with Attukwei Art Foundation, Dr. Monk, the Accra Metropolitan Assembly, and a number of other cultural organisations across the city.

WATA MATA is the end of a trilogy that began with the festival theme of African Electronics in 2015. It signifies our collective capacity to regenerate our lives into deeply imaginative and cooperative ways of being. There are specific methods of visioning, inventing and thriving that exist in the world and the artists participating in this year’s festival will share their creative strategies and interpretations on making freedom dreams, particularly within volatile and limiting places.

With over 200 Ghana-based and international artists taking part over the course of CHALE WOTE Week, this solar eclipse of an event is something you definitely don’t want to miss out on.

The footage in the video recaps key events from CHALE WOTE 2016.

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