Wed. Jul 28th, 2021

Ban on Funeral posing a great challenge to Traditional Musicians- Kwaku Atwere

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The restrictions on public gatherings have left many in the music industry especially the live music, without work.

The Former Ashanti Regional Secretary of the Musicians Union of Ghana (MUSIGA) and a Member of the Traditional Music, Evans Nana Kwaku Atwere, has pleaded with Government to reconsider the ban on funerals. 

Nana Kwaku Atwere in an interview, stated that, the ban on funerals pose great challenges to the traditional music industry regarding it’s survival and the wellbeing of it’s performers. 

He said, funerals generate revenue for the musicians, based on the fact that, funeral organizers often petronise their services. 

The COVID-19 pandemic has had a significant impact on the creative arts industry, with the live music sector receiving the greatest effect. 

Numerous music events, including music festivals, concert tours and award shows, have been postponed or cancelled entirely. 

Nana Atwere further called on the government to reconsider the decision on the ban of funerals before these musicians fade out of the system. 

According to him, they will strictly adhere to the safety protocols to help reduce the spread of the disease.

He therefore, urged the general public to keep their environment under hygienic conditions, and protect themselves from COVID-19, and other infectious diseases.



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