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Massive Ashaiman Peace Concert Displays The Power Of Music

Music industry critics and social  media commentators in Ghana are hailing it as the biggest crowd ever witnessed for any social event in the Ashaiman township.

The feat was recorded on Saturday 8th October 2016, when tens of thousands of youth gathered at the Sakasaka park for the Stonebwoy Bhim Nation Peace Concert of stars.

An estimated turnout of around 40,000 thronged the rain soaked park in one of the most challenging and deprived communities in the Ghanaian capital.

From as early as 7pm, crowds had started gathering at the venue and by 9pm all empty spaces had been filled. Representatives from some political parties took off party colours for Ghana colours only as a show of solidarity for the Bhim Nation Peace initiative.

The turn out was so huge that police reinforcements had to be called in. Some who could not get to the park opted to use the Ashaiman bridge to get a long distance view of the event.

One police officer on duty admitted that  it was the biggest crowd he has ever had to control but the mood was friendly and in good spirits. After the event at 4am, no major unfortunate incidents had occurred or been reported by the police.

In all, there were over a dozen performances including the electrifying Fasi Gaddam from Northern Ghana before the headline stars led by Stonebwoy,  Sarkodie, VVIP, Kwaw Kesse, Samini, Yaa Pono, Criss Waddle and others hit the stage after midnight.

The event also offered the opportunity for unheralded musicians to perform to the crowd who sang to almost every single song the superstars performed on the night.

One Ghana as part of its 2016 Elections Peace Campaign was represented by a number of members in the audience backstage and onstage.

A coordinator of One Ghana, Nana Poku Amankwah described the Bhim Nation inspired Peace Concert as a fantastic unifying weapon against the threat of future violence.

“This peace concert should be emulated and we hope this will not be the last of before and even after elections”.

He added that such free musical shows should be wholeheartedly supported by corporate Ghana.

There are plans for two or three more peace concerts in other regions before the December 7th elections.

Source: radioxyzonline.com

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