2017 Chale Wote Festival: Act for Change turned Jamestown streets upsidedown with exhilarating show
Call it a captivating and fun-packed yet highly educative theatrical performance of a lifetime that stole the heart, mind and soul of every observer on the Principal streets of Jamestown in just ended 7th Annual Chale Wote Streets Arts Festival which went down over weekend.
The Chale wote Street Art Festival is an alternative platform that brings art, music, dance and performance out into the streets. It is celebrated annually every second week of August
This year’s edition which came on the theme: ‘Wata Mata’ was nothing but the hardest of all showcasing varieties of interesting activities ranging from entertaining activities, concerts, Boxing bouts, acrobatic displays, cultural dances, live paintings, music, games and many more.
But what actually topped it all climaxing the whole weeklong event was a hilarious but mind-boggling theatrical performance by Act For Change, an NGO that uses theatre performances to communicate and educates community members on social issues.
Under the concept that ‘water matters’ which focused on the theme of this year’s festival celebration, the NGO with support from Mr. Kwame Boafo, an international Physical Theatre performer managed to steal a show with the most educative yet hilarious performance which highlighted how important water is to every living thing as far as survival is concerned.
The storyline revolves around a particular community which lacks water as a result of drought but managed to draw water from the lower abdomen of a pregnant woman after subjecting her to series inhumane treatments. When the said woman finally part with the flow of her baby water which dripped from her lower abdomen, she has already delivered a premature baby.
According to Collins Seymah Smith, the Executive Director of Act For Change, the whole idea about the drama was centered on educating the public on the significance of this year’s festival as well as showcasing how relevant water is to all living things.
The 2017 Chale Wote Street Arts Festival is powered by ACCRA [dot] ALT and REDD KAT Pictures in collaboration with the Act For Change including a number of cultural organisations across the city.
By Joseph Kobla Wemakor/Ghananewsone.com