The launch of the maiden edition of the HoodTalk Music concert came off successfully last weekend in Accra. The glamorous night witnessed outstanding performances from veteran gospel duo The Tagoe Sisters; highlife legend Pat Thomas; Wisa Grid and winners for Best Group of the Year–Ghana Music Awards 2020, DopeNation.
Performances from Ssue, Lion Judah, Blackus, Pizzamio, Indigenous Vibes, African Dance Ensemble, Dzidudu Orchestra, Soulstreet, Rozo and Dj Spice, among others, added unique styles to the musical feast.
The concert was more than just music. According to the President of Dream Child Foundation, Reginald Laryea, the aim of the HoodTalk Music Festival is to serve as a groundbreaking initiative that promotes child wellness and youth empowerment in Africa by uniting voices for the betterment of the African child through music, arts and community engagements.
He added that the aim is to raise a provisional sum of US$14million through donations to construct five paediatric clinics. He further revealed that the very land on which the music concert took place would be soon transformed into the first paediatric clinic.
Similar concerts have been held at the Aliu Mahama Sports Stadium in Tamale. The HoodTalk Music Festival 2023 roadshow will also happen in Kumasi on 7th October at the Baba Yara Sports Stadium, October 28 in the Western Region at the Gyandu Park, and the last will be in Ho on November 19 at the Ho Sports Stadium.
About Dream Child Foundation
Established in 2010, The Dream Child Foundation is a non-governmental organisation that supports, strengthens and empowers African children through the culture of music and by providing adequate healthcare and education, especially to deprived communities.