Afro Classical Nights is the flagship event of Choral Music Ghana and the School of Piano and Keyboard Playing, in collaboration with the African Regent Hotel. It is an attempt to recreate the culture of live classical music in a casual, informal setting that was prevalent in salons in Europe a few centuries ago.
The goal of this initiative is to promote the appreciation and practice of classical music in Ghana by providing a platform for the regular performance of such music in an environment that offers little barriers both for practicing and novice musicians, and their audiences.
On the last Thursday of each month, some of Accra's best musicians meet at the lounge of the African Regent Hotel in Accra, Airport, for an hour of live classical music. The audience includes hotel guests and visitors passionate about this genre of music.
The event is intentionally Afro-centric, because the explicit purpose of this initiative is to promote the creation of new original works inspired by the classical tradition. The team behind Afro Classical Nights bears witness to the creative potential of young (and old!) composers in the country, based on years of interaction and participation in the musical circles of Accra and Kumasi.
Afro Classical Nights is ran on a thin budget: due to the generous sponsorship by the African Regent Hotel, the greatest burdens that prevent such initiatives from taking off have been lifted. However, little donations can go a long way to improve the prospects of this show.
If you are inspired by this effort and wish to lend a helping hand, open WhatsApp on your smartphone , send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or meet us on the last Thursday of this month to start the conversation that will fuel this small, musical revolution.