The pacesetters of gospel music in Ghana, Tagoe Sisters and Praye, winners of the Nescafe African Revelation contest in West Africa, have been nominated to compete with other groups for the Best Group From West Africa Award at this year’s Kora All-Africa Music Awards.
The event in scheduled to take place during the first week in December in Durban, South Africa. Last year, the Lord of Hiplife, Reggie Rockstone and VIP both won awards at he prestigious continental event.To celebrate its 10th anniversary, Kora has enlarged the event into a festival this year. According to a program just released, there will be a spectacular opening ceremony and two blow-out concerts that will feature a total of 52 bands billed to perform on four stages for two days.
Proceeds from the festival will be donated to NGOs fighting the double scourges of HIV/AIDS and malaria. Part of this proceeds will also be used to produce treated mosquito nets.
The festival is being staged in partnership with RFI, CFI, the government of Kwa-Zulu Natal, Durban Metro, the department of Arts and Culture, Heinkeken, SABC as well as 82 television stations all over the world.
For more information about Praye and Tagoe Sisters, visit musicinghana.com
and Ghana Music.