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Representatives of the Spanish government led by its Foreign minister, Directors of Casa Africa and Vis-a-Vis festival have commended Ghana for taking interest in the Casa Africa agenda.
A Ghanaian delegation led by President of the Creative Arts Council, Mark Okraku-Mantey are in Spain for this year’s Vis-à-vis Festival.
Raquel Morales Martinez, a representative from the Spanish Foreign ministry in Jaen, at a press conference could not hide her joy but to commend Mr Okraku-Mantey for leading such a great course and supporting the Casa Africa agenda.
Mr Okraku-Mantey thanked the Spanish authorities for the opportunity to be part of the Festival.
Making reference to an upcoming performance by Ghanaian bands FRA and Kyekyeku, he told the people of Jean and Etnosur to prepare for a thrilling event, depicting Ghana’s rich culture, art and music.
“Ghana is like a hub for music and I’m sure most of you can tell based on the kind of talent we have. I’d want to thank the City Hall, Congress of this place, the Spanish Embassy in Spain, Ghana Embassy, MUSIGA, Creative Arts Council because all these parties made it possible for us to join you today.
“This relationship means a lot us as Ghanaians as we already have an ongoing relationship with Spain but we will like to take this up to strengthen, deepen and reinforce the bond between both countries. Today we are here to support two bands, Fra and Kyekyeku and we know they will give us the best of the best tonight. God bless us all, Gracias,” Mr Okraku-Mantey said.
The Kyekyeku band is billed to perform Friday night inside Etnosur to music lovers from all over Europe who have thronged the city of Jaen and Etnosur to enjoy music from Africa.
Source: Doreen Avio