Awhile back, I wrote my first joint blog post with my friend Anne on a mutually-adored topic: Lauryn Hill. Just last week, Anne had the privilege of seeing Ms. Hill perform in her backyard: the land of a thousand hills – Rwanda.
After reading her post, I really wish I’d been there. Click here to read it yourself.
PS: oh, and if you’re an artist who has been invited to perform in Ghana or anywhere else in Africa, please note a few of Anne’s words:
“… it often happens that when international artists come to africa, they tend to put on a sub-par show. some have the excuse that the sound is not the quality to which they are used; some simply don’t bother to bring their A game. but there is the rare artist that performs just as intensely in a small african city as they do in madison square garden, and this was definitely that type of show…”
One day, Ghanaians will realize a good show when we see one and – after that day – when we are given any less, we will react… & it won’t be pretty.
So-called promoters: please consider that a warning.