Exactly a week from now – Monday, November 7, 2011 – all roads lead to New Town, Accra for the Iwan’s Sallah Bash. Organized by the ‘Gideon Force’ crew, the concert is dubbed “NEWTON MI COME FROM”.
The musical concert which is scheduled to take off on Monday, November 7 will play host to other Reggae & Dancehall artistes like BANDANA (Shatta Wale), STONEBWOY BURNITON, PARTAN, JUPITA, CONQUEROR, EPISODE as well as other Ghanaian Music super stars like VIP, RAQUEL, O.J. BLAQ, 5FIVE, GURU, D-FLEX, AWAL, and a host of other talented music icons passing through. The venue for the concert grounds is opposite the New Town Shell Filling Station.
With Monday, November 7, 2011 being a Muslim holiday, the concert is expected to pull a lot of audience – especially residents of New Town – Accra, where the organizing artiste, Iwan, himself comes from. The holiday bash starts from 3:00pm on that day with lots of performances till the next day, Tuesday, November 8, 2011.
In an exclusive interview with Iwan, he revealed to Ghamaicans that, “the main motive behind the concert is to strengthen unity among inhabitants in New Town – irrespective of religion, faith, age or status – and as well celebrate with the Muslim community, the sacred holiday – Sallah (Eid’Ul Adha)”.
“The concert is the maiden one, it will be held annually in New Town. The main reason of the concert is to give quality entertainment to the very people among which I lived with and grew up. There will also be an autograph session on Sunday, November 6, 2011 (a day before the concert) at the New Town Shell Filling Station. Artistes billed to perform will be there to take photographs with audience with endorsing of my CDs and my designer T-Shirts. It will also be an opportunity for me and the Gideon Force to interact one-on-one with our audience more. We will also help out in some Car-Washing exercise at the area which will happen all morning on Sunday, November 6,” Iwan further revealed to Ghamaicans.
“Just like Capleton in Jamaica and other artistes there do it, I feel honoured to roll out the same project and reach out more to society. That is the best way to give back to society what they have given us. Ah real blessing ting dat yuh seeit…” Iwan added.
The DJs billed to spin the music wheels are King Bash, Nana Dubwise, RudeBwoy Sterling, DJ Snoop and Bigg Nap. MCs for the programme will be Mr. Logic and Jah Love plus some other surprise faces who will be there to carry the occasion with glee.
Other Supporting media bodies for this event are Trace 57.com, Vibe FM, Eazy Multimedia, Hi newspaper, 4syte TV, Yfm, Xfm including Ghamaicans. GHAMAICANS is Ghana’s No.1 Caribbean Showbiz and Music Store stationed in Ghana.