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Neo
29th October 2011, 06:38 AM
One of the world's most celebrated jazz artistes, ace trumpeter and legend, South African-born Hugh Masekela in conjunction with Kasapreko Company Limited, Ghana's number one locally owned alcoholic beverage company and Global Media Alliance, an international public and media relations, events management, and production consultancy firm, brings a double entertainment package to Ghana this November.

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On November 18, 2011, the premiere of the movie, SOIL, will be held at Ghana's leading entertainment centre, Silverbird Cinema. The movie, starring local actors including Ken Fiati, Solomon Sampa, Asuman Davis and Baaba Akude to name a few, works a blend of love, deceit, and African wit to deliver a truly on-screen African experience.

SOIL was produced by Elinam Masekela, was written and directed by, Adam Wilkinson; and boasts a colorful soundtrack by Hugh Masekela and Ghanaian highlife icon, Pat Thomas.

The Banquet Hall of the State House will come alive on November 19, 2011, as the maestro, Hugh Masekela will be in action alongside some renowned Ghanaian artistes such as King of Burger highlife, George Darko, highlife veteran Pat Thomas, and the sensational Efya.

Mr. Andrew Akolaa, the Marketing Manager of Kasapreko Company Limited, Lead Sponsors of the show stated, ‘By our sponsorship of an iconic brand like Hugh Masekela, we seek to associate our brand with a class personality whose image will impinge on the successful entry of Kasapreko across all African communities whilst we give Ghanaians a great pre-Christmas gift of a life time. The sponsorship is championed by Alomo Bitters (The Authentic African Herbal Bitters), the flagship brand known across the west-sub region, and making its way to South and East Africa”.

Mr. Edwin Amankwah, Head of Events at Global Media Alliance noted that “This event is a significant one on Ghana’s entertainment scene, as we present both a blend of cultures and a unique platform for people to enjoy a rare blend of music genres. We hope to have more of such events and collaborations in the coming years”.

Sharing his excitement, George Darko said, "When you have such an array of talent and African ingenuity together, you can have nothing short of the best. Come and enjoy some of the best moments with some of Africa's best music talents".

Christened Hugh Ramapolo Masekela, the African jazz prodigy has built a music career spanning fifty-eight years, and has a large number of albums to his credit. He was part of the first African jazz group with a music album and has performed to record-breaking audiences across the world.

His well-known hits include "Grazin' in the Grass" which sold four million copies; "In the Market Place"; and his famous hit single "Bring Him Back Home", which became an anthem for the movement to free Nelson Mandela.