Above is a video I shot this past Friday at Alberta's Palace Beach Resort in Elmina. The picture is a bit grainy, but the audio and dancing are off the hook.
The occasion was that the Palace was entertaining a group of African-Americans from Chicago and Kentucky, and it is my sincere hope that this post reaches other members of the Diaspora who are interested in coming to Ghana so that when they do so they'd stop by Alberta's, which is a very friendly and free place. The resort is close to Cape Coast, so visitors to the upcoming PANAFEST are also encouraged to lodge here. The organizers of PANAFEST seem only semi-competent in releasing up-to-date info, like their official website is down, and on their Facebook page all their advertising is for PANAFEST 2019 which is like over a year away, but I plan on going down to the Centre for National Culture in the near future and getting the info on PANAFEST 2018(?) myself, and when I do so I'll be sure to post it in this blog.
The performers in the video are from the Cape Coast-based Kor Yԑ Cultural Troupe. In the Fanti (the indigenous people of Cape Coast and Elmina) language "kor yԑ" is translated as "togetherness", and they really represented, so I had to give them a shoutout. Anyone interested in booking a room at Alberta's or patronizing the services of the Kor Yԑ Cultural Troupe can contact them via Alberta's General Manager Dawood Ampah (Wofa) at telephone number 024-288-5341 or email address firstname.lastname@example.org.