Chance The Rapper and Vic Mensa have announced that they are launching a music festival in Ghana.
The event, called the Black Star Line Festival, is scheduled to take place on January 6, 2023 in Accra, Ghana’s Black Star Square.
“Everything we’re doing is with the goal of uniting and building a bridge between black people of the diaspora and the globe, with the continent,” Mensa said in a statement. “And Ghana is the gateway to all of that.”
A line-up is yet to be revealed for the event, which the rappers promise will feature the “biggest artists in the world.”
The event draws its name from the political activist Marcus Garvey’s influential shipping company, founded with the intention of connecting black people across the global economy.
“When Vic and I started our careers and started touring, we did shows all over the US. Eventually, we started touring in Europe, we did shows in Asia, South America, Central America, but we never had a chance to play our music for the people who support us the most,” said Chance.
“When we came here and touched down and felt the love that we received and the fans that we got to connect with, the understanding for the need for the connection became apparent to us,” he added. “We need a music festival bringing major artists to Ghana. This is what we’re working to create.”
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