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Diasporian News of Monday, 4 July 2011

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Ghanaian Cultural Festival kicks off in London

Press Release
July, 2011

For Immediate Release

An Explosion of African Culture

Ghana’s culture will be in the spotlight this month when the Noble friends host the fifth
annual Anansekrom at the Morden Hall Park on the 16
of July, 2011.

Anansekrom is the Premier African Cultural Extravaganza and by far the largest family
oriented event focused on the Ghanaian and African Culture in the UK.
It has over the years proved to be a day filled with Africa’s best in traditional food, a
Durbar of Chiefs, Story telling, African Artefacts, Drumming and many more.
The event provides a social cohesion amongst Africans, especially Ghanaians in the
Diaspora. Sponsored by global oil and gas exploration giant - Tullow oil, Anansekrom will be
headlined by Multi- award winning singer, Samini.
The MTV Europe Music Awards nominee is by far Ghana's biggest Musical star. His music is
a mixture of highlife, reggae, hip hop and hiplife.Also known as Ghana's Buju Banton, his unsurpassed stage work is a true reflection of a
musical icon that is destined to make it big in the core mainstream. Samini will be
performing some of his old and current tracks from his new album CEO.
Other side attractions will include a fashion show by one of Ghana’s biggest brands in the
UK, Mefiri Ghana and special performances by Ablade Cultural Troupe, Mighty Zulu Nation
and also the London Gospel Community Choir.
-ENDSNotes to Editors:
The Noble Friends is a benevolent association established in 1998, based in London and is
made up of 18 member families. It arose from a group of friends who grew up together
around the same time in Ghana with shared experiences but now live in London with their

The members all shared a commitment to support each other in times of difficulty and
distress along with times of joy and celebration. This in essence replicates the traditional
Ghanaian extended family system where members of a clan have a shared responsibility
for each other and their families.
The group sought to formalise this bond through the formation of the association with a
constitution and guidelines for its management, development and growth. The name
Noble Friends was chosen for the association and an accompanying symbol
“Nkonsonkonso” (which stands for Unity and Human Relations) was adopted from
Ghanaian Adinkra Symbols.

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