Telling Ghana’s Own Love and Hip Hop Story in contribution to Hip Hop as a Global Culture
On Sunday, 27th August, Culture Curators in collaboration with a collective of artists and industry stakeholders in Ghana will present a unique African experience in honor of Hip Hop’s 50th anniversary and Ghana’s Hip Life /Azonto history with a full day of events at the National Museum of Ghana (Accra)
including: artist and industry talks, a cypher, live graffiti art, and an exhibition curated from the archives of Ghanaians at home and abroad creating, manifesting and telling their own love and hip hop stories.
From Accra to New York and London, Ghanaians have been contributing to the global culture that is Hip Hop in all of its elements.
As Hip Hop Culture embarks on its 50th Anniversary with worldwide celebrations, the National Museum of Ghana, located in the capital of Accra, is set to open its doors for Culture Curators : Hip Hop 50 exhibition to honor this golden anniversary, while recognizing and paying homage to Ghana’s unique influence and contribution thru Hip Life, Azonto and Hip Hop created by Ghanaians at home and abroad who are amongst the pioneers who set the foundation for the African
sound takeover that the world is witnessing today, thru Afrobeats, Ghana Drill and other unique African sounds penetrating globally.
The exhibition will include memorabilia such as: Hip Hop producer Eric “Coptic” Matlock’s platinum plaque for Notorious B.I.G, DJ Kofi’s 1995 Technics UK Mixing Championship jacket, one of the first Hip Life vinyl ever printed and classic newspaper clippings from the 90’s – 2000’s of Hip Hop living legends like Public Enemy, Fat Joe, Jay Z and Busta Rhymes on their first trips to Ghana for performances, along with commissioned art works from Accra Art Week.
The award winning archival documentary, Hip Hop: The New World Order, directed by Muhammida El Muhajir which explores the global impact of hip hop on youth culture in Japan, Cuba, France, UK, Germany. South Africa, and Brazil will be a featured screening during the program.
“I am beyond amazed and excited about how this exhibition and event is manifesting itself solely from the commitment of creatives who love and grew up on Hip Hop coming together to celebrate ourselves and our icons and living legends”, said Culture Curator, Aretha Amma Sarfo-Kantanka. Culture Curators: Hip Hop 50 exhibition will run through December 2023 at the National Museum of Ghana (Accra) with monthly activations along with changes and additions to the exhibition, offering museum patrons new and unique experiences every month with a focus on the different elements of Hip