The 2019 edition of Citi FM and Citi TV’s Heritage Month has been launched today, March 1, 2019.
The Heritage Month is commemorated every year in March to celebrate Ghana’s culture, heritage and to promote tourism.
This year’s Heritage Month will be marked with an eight-day road trip of Ghana dubbed Heritage Caravan, on-air series on the history and dynamic cultures of Ghana, Music of Ghanaian Origin (MOGO) Concert and Accra Music Expo that celebrates indigenous Ga music.
The station, for the past 10 years has been employing various initiatives that seek to promote the Ghanaian heritage and culture through the Heritage Month.
The on-air series
The On-Air Series comprises educative and revealing interviews, features, and documentaries on topics bordering on Ghana’s history and culture.
This will be aired every weekday on the Citi Breakfast Show on Citi 97.3FM throughout the month.
Resource persons, mostly statesmen, anthropologists, older folks, among others, will share and discuss some of these topics.
The Heritage Caravan is a road trip around Ghana that offers an experience to explore the various regions through sightseeing, culture, food, music and dance in a week. This year event would be in eight days. It will begin on Saturday, March 2, 2019, to the following Saturday, March 9, 2019.
Over the years patrons have been taken to the Stilt Village in the Western Region, Nzulenzu, the Adaklu Mountain in the Volta region, the Military Museum and the Manhyia Palace in the Ashanti Region.
Other places the Caravan has been to include the Boabeng-Fiema Monkey Sanctuary in the Brong Ahafo Region, the Gamashie, Jamestown in Accra, the Cape Coast and Elmina Castles in the Central Region.
The Caravan has also been to the Mole National Park, Paga Crocodile Pond and the Salaga Slave Market in the Northern Region.
Accra Music Expo
On March 16, 2019, there shall be a Ga Music Concert at the forecourt of the Accra Metropolitan Assembly.
The Accra Music Expo is a special event focused on celebrating and promoting indigenous Ga music.
This year’s programme features Ga music ensemble Dromo Naa, Afro-soul artiste Cina Soul, ‘Gyata Bi’ singer Adane Best amongst others.
Music of Ghanaian Origin (MOGO)
There shall be the annual Music of Ghanaian Origin concert on 23rd March 2019 at the National Theatre.
This year’s MOGO will feature Kwabena Kwabena, Cina Soul, KK Kabobo and Akwaboah.
The rate is 120 cedis.