Ghana’s 60th Independence Dinner in Minnesota is on March 11

The Macalester College African Music Ensemble will perform at Ghana's 60th Independence dinner celebration at Minnetonka Sheraton on Saturday, March 11, 2017. Photo: Courtesy of Macalester College

The Ghanaian Association of Minnesota will mark Ghana’s 60th independence with a dinner and dance at the Minnetonka Sheraton on Saturday, March 11.

The association said in a release that it will be an elegant evening of food , drinks and music to honor Ghana’s “rich history and culture.”

Macalester College’s African Dance Ensemble will perform. The ensemble which was founded in 1987 and directed by a Ghanaian, Sowah Mensah, performs traditional African music primarily from Ghana, but also from Nigeria, Zimbabwe, Guinea, The Gambia, Kenya, and Tanzania.

Macalester College is also the alma mater of former United Nations Secretary General Kofi Annan of Ghana.

Tickets, which are available online, range from $25-$30 and $15 for those under 17.

In Ghana, the country celebrated independence day on Monday. March 6 at Independence Square and other venues around the country.

The country’s president, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, told the country at Independence Square “We have a bright future, and we must mobilize all our resources and all our strengths, here and in the Ghanaian Diaspora, to get to that promised land of prosperity faster.” This was his first independence day as president having taken office on January 7, 2017.

Ticket information for the Ghanaian Association of Minnesota independence day dinner celebration can be found here.

Ghana Independence Day Dinner and Dance
Date: Saturday, March 11, 2017 @ 6:30 PM
Venue: Sheraton Hotel, 12201 Ridgedale Drive, Minnetonka, MN 55305
Tickets: Go Here.

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