Except for a few people who suffer from amusia, arguably, everyone on the face of earth appreciates one form of music or the other.
In Ghana, music plays a big role in our culture. There is music for everything. And before technology enabled music to be recorded and replayed, music was mostly listened to live.
For a lot of social people in Accra, they would choose a venue that has live band over one that is just playing records off a sound system.
Yen.com.gh takes brings you a list of the top 10 places to experience the best of Ghanaian live music.
1. +233 Jazz Bar
Located at North Ridge, the +233 Jazz Bar and Grill has six live bands, six days a week and will never disappoint if you are passionate about live bands. The name of the bar is now synonymous with excellent live band music.
2. Gold Coast Restaurant
A fairly new but vibrant location at the airport residential area. Their live band gives a very good impression of Ghana, once called Gold Coast, to both first timers and regulars of the restaurant.
3. Kempinski Hotel
Although very much on the luxurious and expensive side, Kempinski’s weekend live band can be worth every pesewa spent there.
4. Coconut Groove Hotel
The hotel which is situated in the heart of Accra has a nice ambiance and a regular live band to spice up the Coconut experience.
5. Alisa Hotel
Every Friday night is live band night at Alisa Hotel inside Ridge in Accra. The hotel hosts some of the best singers in the city to sing from highlife to blues.
6. The Republic Bar
The Republic Bar which is popular spot for the ‘afrocentrics’ has hosted artistes such M.anifest, Efya, Wiyaala, Kyekyeku, Wanlov all on a live band.
7. Alliance Française d’Accra
Alliance Française is well known for organizing some of the most popular live events in the country from time to time with some of the best of Africa featuring on the amphi-theatre stage.
Located on the Kakramadu road, this institute has devoted some of its work to Ghanaian highlife music, events, arts and culture. If you really want to experience the best in live band music, then the Goethe Institute is the best place for you.
9. Chez Afrique
If you’re really a lover of live music then this is the best place to be, the food is good but the live band music here is better.
10. Piano Bar
The Piano Bar is an indoor musical venue which offers its customers an opportunity to enjoy great live musical performances. The piano bar also gives great singers a platform to on their open mic nights.
Where do you like to listen to your live music?
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