The Ghanaian culture has been driven in the past few years with so much galmour. Unfortunately, not all of us witness the experience of the 60’s and 70’s. The 1960’s and 70’s culture is a historical period our fathers, mothers and grandpartents always boast of with so much vigour. Nevertheless, some insitutions and other individuals kept these fond memories in photos.
The photos are mainly black and white photos depicting social life, early musicians, history, fashion, etc.
Lets take this opportunity to learn. Do you know who invented the kpalongo Dance? Have you ever seen the early buildings of Kotoka International Airport? Check out the Accra Post Office environment between the 60s and 70’s.
And yes, it is true that our grandfathers and mothers walked barefooted to school. It was no joke, but kids in the 50’s gracefully and joyfully enjoyed life playing with nothing on their feets.
An audio interview of Professor John Collins, the enthnomusicologist who lived and researched on early highlife music in Ghana willl be played during this exhibition.
This is a Heritage Photo Lab Project in collaboration with Goethe-Institut Ghana, Insitut Français Accra and the Institute of African Studies, University of Ghana (Legon). The exhibition will be opened from Saturday, 13th March, 2021 to Friday, 16th April, 2021.
This is Free!
By George Gyesaw