Tuesday June 7 th , Wednesday June 8 th and Friday June 17 th 2022 at the Department of Music at
the University of Ghana, Accra, Dr. Raymond Wise leads a discussion on the history and
meaning of African American Spirituals and gospel music. He shared on how he managed to
make African American Gospel Music a teachable subject in the University. He also touched on
vocal and stylistic performance techniques. A selected repertoire was performed by
participants. Music professors and tutors, musicians, singers and conductors of all levels in
Ghana participated in the workshop.

Dr. Amakye, University of Ghana, Dr. Raymond Wise, Mrs. Diana Hopeson, and Rev. Dr. Newlove Annan
posed for a photo after the event



June 21 st 2022, at the La Palm Royal Beach Hotel, Charterhouse, Organizers of the Vodafone
Ghana Music Awards under the Awards scheme organized a summit to commemorate the
World Music Day in Accra. The music business landscape is fast changing and so must the
industry, if it is to succeed. What is success? What route(s) lead to it? How do you make
meaning of your Music career in Ghana and beyond? What odds must you go against and what
hurdles must you jump? Industry stalwarts, CEO Highly Spiritual Music, Kaywa, Record producer
and creative entrepreneur, Kofi Beatmenace, GM 3 Group and Media General Group, Francis
Doku and CEO GB Records, George Britton was hosted by Andy Dosty as they shared their
experience, truths, facts and insights on the theme “Route to Success in GH Music”
Mr. Rex Omar, Chairman of the Ghana Music Right owners Organization Board presented an
update on ‘Update and the way forward for Ghamro.’ Bernard Sokpe, senior partner manager
of Twitter did a presentation on ‘how musicians can partner with Twitter to amplify their craft’.
The Deputy Minister for Culture and Creative Arts presented a speech on governments inputs in
the industry. The VGMA National Music Summit was powered by Charterhouse, and sponsored
by Vodafone, further together.