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Night of music at Panafest 8/13/2007
Despite the low patronage and intermittent blackouts which characterized this year’s PANAFEST, music lovers would always have nostalgic feelings of the performance of the various Highlife, Hiplife African Jazz, Reggae and Traditional music artiste and Groups for their splendid display.

Pharaoh and Kobby Culture of the Akatakyie fame were the first to mount the stage for this year’s festival; they treated the audience with their hit songs from their first album to the current one ‘Esi”.

The combination between OD4 and Okurasini Samuel was good; OD4’s stagecraft was wicked. Adam and Ex-Doe did what they know best to entertain the audience.

The controversial A-Plus and Sass Squad were around to add flavour to the programme. Up and coming musicians such as Ambassador, 2G2 and Rockzy Bone were on stage to show the stuff they were made of.

The oldies were not left out of the musical show because Paapa Kofi Yankson and Kofi Bentil were around to treat them with good highlife tunes. Good old Pat Thomas was also on stage to show what he is made of.

There were fire works when Blakk Rasta mounted the stage, he was on a full flight; he treated lovers of reggae music with some of his hit songs, which included the popular track “Congo Bongo”

Culture was at its best, when the various Traditional music and Dance Group’s mounted the stage. There was a splendid performance from Ghana Star Royal Family, Trinity Dance Theatre, Kibibi Monie and Dex Family.


The rest included Jah Owu Foundation, Boomers Band, Barika Wilee and Popelem Yatil both from Burkina Faso.Wuza Wuza Music and Dance Theartre, Country Roots and Unity Troupe from Nigeria were fantastic.

The Evergreen Octopus International Band was in attendance to treat the audience with some good old tunes. They also backed Paapa Kofi Yankson, Kofi Bentil and Pat Thomas who sung with live band.

Viva Africa also treated the audience with Africa Jazz “Mama Africa”.

Baby Boyz, a dance group from Canada, entertained the audience with some good dancing.

Fihankra Play House from Accra staged “The Gods Are Not To Be Blame by Ola Rotimi”.


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