With two albums to its credit, the group has performed to cheering audiences at several large-scale multi-cultural festivals in Europe, the United States and other parts of Africa.
North Wings, a youth band based in Tamale, which won the 2014 edition of the festival, will open the concert with a blend of styles from the Northern and Volta regions.
As part of the programme, musicologist, Prof. John Collins, will launch ‘Ghana Sings’, a book on notated Ghanaian songs by Dinah Reindorf, Director of the Dwenesie Music Institute.
New Music Ghana Festival was initiated in 2009 by the Institute for Music and Development. It seeks to empower young musicians to develop a new genre originating from the numerous musical traditions in Ghana.
It also sensitises the youth to appreciate their own traditional musical forms and those of others while enhancing the understanding of cultural diversity through interaction with people from other cultures.
Goethe-Institut Ghana is sponsoring New Music Ghana Festival 2015, which is being organised by the Institute for Music and Development in collaboration with the Musicians Union of Ghana and Arterial Network Ghana.