The Council of Ghana Associations in the Dallas Fort Worth area will be hosting its second annual GhanaFest on September 21, 2019. The event will feature Ben Brako, a renowned Ghanaian Highlife musician, who will be performing his latest album “Shame and Scandal”. Besides this awesome musical performance, the display of Ghanaian culture will be the true highlight of the event. Admission is free so bring the entire family and invite all your friends too. If you’re not too far from the Dallas area, come out to enjoy and taste the best of Ghana!
Showcase of attractions at GhanaFest 2019:
- Durbar of chiefs and queen mothers in traditional attire
- Music and dance (featuring Ben Brako)
- Tasting of Ghanaian food
- Fine arts and crafts
- Display of traditional clothing and outfits
- Traditional beauty pageant
- Exotic cultural displays by various ethnic groups
- Many more activities for all age groups
Date: Saturday, September 21, 2019
Time: 10am to 8pm (Central Time)
Venue: Bachman Lake Park – 3500 W. Northwest Hwy, Dallas, TX 75220
(Between Marsh Lane and Webb Chapel, near Love Field Airport)
Council of Ghanaian Associations (COGA)
COGA-DFW (Council of Ghanaian Associations – Dallas Fort Worth) was established in 2007 when Ghana celebrated its 50th Golden Jubilee anniversary of independence from colonial rule. Since then, COGA has been the coordinating group for 8 various Ethnic and professional groups in the Dallas Fort Worth metropolitan area. If it wasn’t for them, GhanaFest would have never been possible. VIP Communications is proud to partner with COGA-DFW and congratulates them on their 2nd annual GhanaFest event.
One focus of the non-profit organization is helping educate young ones about African culture and values. GhanaFest is the perfect event for children to witness and experience traditional clothing, values, food, music, dance and more. By promoting Ghanaian culture, this has definitely created a sense of unity in the Dallas Fort Worth area for Ghanaians and other West African ethnic groups. As COGA-DFW continues to push more activities in the community, they hope to organize more events and continue GhanaFest annually for many years to come. A big turnout is expected from locals and people traveling from other cities and states.
Hearts for Ghana Mission
One member of the Council of Ghanaian Associations, Lawrence Dagadu, works closely with the Hearts for Ghana Mission. The prime objective of this organization is to transform the lives of disadvantaged children by imbibing in the teachings of the word of God as well as equipping them with economic empowerment tools.
VIP Communications is a proud supporter and has partnered with Mr. Dagadu to help them fund future activities and projects by making donations whenever a new customer opens an account for international calling and mobile recharge services. Mr. Dagadu will be at the event in case you would like to talk with him directly but you can also reach him by phone at (972) 724-0102 if you would like to get involved.
Event Contact Information
For more information about GhanaFest 2019, please contact one of the event organizers listed below.
We wish COGA and the entire Ghanaian community in Dallas a prosperous event with lots of fun, excitement and memories!