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Food, Music, Games, And Tradition At The Back To Your Village Festival

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The Back to Your Village Food Festival, hosted by Citi FM/TV at the lively Accra Metropolitan Assembly (AMA) forecourt, drew in hundreds of enthusiastic food lovers.

This vibrant celebration was the highlight of the station’s 2024 Heritage Month festivities, from March 30th to 31st. Patrons from all over Ghana and beyond gathered for a two-day culinary exploration of the country’s diverse food traditions.

From north to south, vendors showcased an impressive array of regional specialities: Tuo Zaafi, Ampesie, Omotuo, Banku, Fetridetsi, Abolo, Fufu, Konkonte, and Kenkey. Alongside these dishes, a tempting selection of accompaniments like fish, mushroom, antelope meat, amanie, grasscutter meat, and crab filled the air with delightful aromas, enticing visitors from afar.

But the festival wasn’t just about food; it celebrated Ghanaian heritage. Attendees danced to the beats of traditional performances by the popular ‘Kwan Pa’ band, immersing themselves in the country’s musical richness.

Formerly known as the “Back to Your Village Food Bazaar,” this revamped festival boasted 120 vendors and attracted notable personalities like Minister of Chieftaincy and Religious Affairs Stephen Asamoah Boateng and actress Jackie Appiah. The atmosphere buzzed with nostalgia and joy as participants enjoyed the food, music, and traditional games like Ludo, Oware, and Cards.

During the festival’s opening ceremony, speakers emphasized the importance of Ghanaian cuisine in supporting small businesses and fostering employment. Bernard Avle, General Manager of Citi TV and Citi FM, highlighted the festival’s role in promoting unity among Ghanaians, celebrating diversity within commonality.

Supported by sponsors like Frytol, Fortune Rice, Miss Cookie Spices, Pan African Savings and Loans, Everpack, and GBFoods, the Back to Your Village Food Festival has become a cherished tradition, enriching the Heritage Month celebrations year after year.

Source: thebftonline,com

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