Jamestown Ghana

AFRIMA-GHANA 2018; Jamestown- The Oldest district in Accra

Jamestown – Accra

Here is another historic recognition you should know about the city that will amass the high and mighty of the African entertainment, arts and culture industry come November 21 – 24, 2018, for the AFRIMA-GHANA 2018 awards ceremony.

Situated where the Gulf of Guinea sends tidings from the Atlantic Ocean, Jamestown happens to be one of the oldest settlements in Ghana. It also happens to be one of the liveliest districts in the Accra region and the go-to place to capture the raw spirits of dance and music like Azonto and Asorkpor.

Jamestown Ghana

Jamestown Ghana

The people are known for their corn-dough-based cuisine like kenkey and banku, which they pair with fresh ground pepper or okra soup. One can also sample fried fish, shrimps, octopus, and more from stalls on the street side.

As for transportation, the main source of transportation is the Trotro (minibus); one can board almost anywhere on the urban routes. Taxis and Uber services provide generally-affordable rides, and the Okada (motorbike transport) also offers rides to those at vantage points.

Boxing has become more like a religion to some young Jamestowners. Some have lived and breathed it all their lives, and they have been mentored to make the cut under veteran sportsmen.

Bukom, a suburb of Jamestown, is an age-old crucible for nurturing and supporting the sport with over 20 gyms producing some of the world’s best boxers like Azumah Nelson, Ike Quartey, and Joshua ‘The Hitter’ Clottey.

The annual Chale Wote Street Art Festival has introduced a vibrant alternative visual and performance culture projected by artists based in Ghana and around the world.

The Jamestown Lighthouse, originally installed in 1871, offers another interesting stop as does Brazil House. A mile away from the Lighthouse on the same stretch towards the Accra Post Office, this is where the Tabom people, 70 Brazilian returnees, stayed when they were brought back home in 1876.

Jamestown Ghana

Jamestown boasts of a fascinating history and vibrant local community.

Knowledgeable locals guide you through the busy streets of Jamestown, its slaving history, busy fishing harbor, and more.

You are invited to explore the area during your visit to Accra for the awards show in November. For more information on the events and pre event, log on to https://www.afrima.org

 

Source: The Culture Trip

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