FROM KADIJAT EL-ALAWA (Project Manager, Afrochella)


Music is the major pillar of Afrochella. This project is the Afrochella music Museum

Afrochella is a project that started in 2017 and focuses on propagating and projecting Ghanaian culture especially as well as African culture in a whole.

Every year, Afrochella puts together a festival including a music concert. To help put more spotlight on our music pillar, we decided this year to do the Afrochella Music Museum which is focuses on Ghanaian Music, telling the journey of Ghanaian music from pre-colonial days till now.

0ur aim is to start more conversations, to educate more people and to tell more people about where our music has come from and where our music is now. We believe that will help us have a clearer vision and clearer direction of where our music is heard and also an opportunity to appreciate all our musicians and all our stakeholders so musicians, producers, engineers, record labels, and the whole value chain including media, DJs, Radio, TV producers, and everyone that has helped in getting our music out there.

So with the help of Jam Jam, we put this together to bring the idea to live and also Joe Oti Agyeman, who is the main writer and a contributing writer who is in the person of professor John Collins we were able to bring all this to life and we hope that people will come through, learn and appreciate it. Moving forward, we really want to have a more permanent space that people can come in to share their experiences.



When will this take place?

It is going to be opened from the 23rd of December to the 4th of January. Throughout the day so that people can just walk in and get inspired.

This a pop up for this year so we are hoping that from next year we will have a permanent space. We will have a music museum, we will update it as our journey and to tell our story and continue as it evolves as the music industry that we know and we are also hoping to have a Hall of Fame so that we can remember the backbone that we had and the people that had actually built the industry.



Hi Alabaster, can you give us more insight into COVID-19 protection protocols?

We had an agreement with Afrochella just to screen for COVID-Tests and basically we are doing this to help stop the spread of the virus. It takes less than 15mins to get you results and why we are doing this is just to help stop the spread of the virus so the main purpose is to help stop the spread of the virus. You know an event like this can trigger the spread. One person going in with the virus can infest a lot of people.

So Afrochella said oo Alabaster, come and help us screen so that those who are positive will immediately be isolated so we don’t give them the opportunity to infest others.

We have been in the system for about 4 months now. It was launched by Archbishop Duncan Williams and we started operating since August till date. We do not only provide antigen tests, we do PCR tests for travelers, we have your travel certificate for you then you can travel without any problem anywhere you want to go.

Alabaster Laboratories is a private medical laboratory situated within the campus of Action Chapel International, Accra Ghana. The Laboratory has been inspected by HeFRA (Health Facility and Regulation Agency) and has been certified.

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