“Music is the great uniter. An incredible force. Something that people who differ on everything and anything else can have in common.” Sarah Dessen (An American Writer)
The quote above encapsulates the very essence of the 2017 Vodafone Ghana Music Awards theme in total detail.
Since 1957, the one thing that has kept Ghanaians together in many ways is music.
From the moment we gained independence from the British, through self-government into the moments of over throw.
From the various Military regimes through our global recognition as a republic.
From the revolutions to another military regime and finally, a democracy that’s tagged as one of te best in the world, our music has been a major backbone holding us together, consoling and comforting us in the hard times, exciting and thrilling us in the good times and generally seeing us through our everyday activities on the farms, the waters, the streets, the quarries, the offices, churches, shrines, mosques and even in the thick forests.
It’s been 60 good years of a growth from our traditional highlife rhythm through various influences to the emergence of a pop and dancehall culture. In all these influences, our unique traditional rhythm has remained intact and continues to thrill and unite us even at 60.