Entertainment of Saturday, 9 June 2012
Tarch House Productions, one of Ghana’s hard working entertainment companies interested in ensuring peace in the northern part of Ghana, will on July 1 stage a dance programme dubbed ‘Dagbon Unite’ at the palace of the Tamale chief.
The event is aimed at promoting unity among indigenes of the northern regions and also bringing together tribes including Abudus and Andanis to co-exist peacefully.
Various groups from neighboring villages will engage in a dance competition called Simpa Dance.
The dance is very popular in the north and indigenes will compete for the group with the best Simpa moves.
The first five winners will at the end of the contest go home with attractive packages.
The ceremony is anticipated to attract a huge number of indigenes and high-profile personalities.
Tarch-House Production is noted for encouraging peace in the northern part of Ghana by promoting northern musicians and their music.
It has over the years held peace concerts which paraded several musicians to preach peace to indigenes in that part of the country.
The company did same in the movie industry when it produced a short film on peace titled ‘Dagbana’.
The film encourages people in the north to see themselves as one people and put an end to fighting.
‘Dagbana’ tells the tale of two lovebirds, played by popular Ghanaian actor Eddie Nartey and Lamisi Sam Awinongya of TV3’s Ghana Most Beautiful fame, who met outside their native land.
They returned home to get married only to discover that their families are not on good terms. Eddie and Lamisi’s characters’ decision to marry only opened old wounds.
But the two lovebirds would not bow to their families’ pressure as they swear to themselves to unite their people and give peace a chance.
The dance competition on July 1 is to further help promote peace in the north. Hafiz Mohammed Abdallah, CEO of Tarch House, expressed the hope that the event would be historic. He said his outfit was set to thrill Tamale with the show. However, he said sponsorship was a problem as politicians in the areas had failed to support the idea.**