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19th March 2012, 03:59 PM
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Friends of the late Cephas Sackitey, Associate Cultural Director of Alliance Française are set to organize a concert in his honour at the Alliance Française Friday night.

Mr Sackitey who through his works and tireless dedication helped promote Ghanaian artistes and music not only in Ghana but to the world, died Sunday, February 19 at the Ridge Hospital in Accra after a short illness.

According to organizers of the concert - Alliance Française, Dela Botri and John Owoo - it is aimed at celebrating the immense contributions of Cephas Sackitey to the arts and culture of Ghana.

Dela Botri, Leader of Hewale Sounds who confirmed the concert to Myjoyonline.com said there are several artistes and groups lined up for Friday’s concert. The event will also be attended by several dignitaries.

Some of the artistes and groups billed to perform on the night include Amandzeba Nat Brew, Gyedu Blay Ambulley, Sir Benja, Elivava, Hewale Sounds, Kusum Gboo Dance Essemble, Amamre Folks Music and Dance among others.

The concert will also serve as a vigil and will be preceded by the laying of state of the body of the late Sackitey at the premises of Alliance Française Friday morning.

His remains will be laid to rest at his hometown, Krobo Odumase, after a funeral at Tema on Saturday, March 24.

Cephas Sackitey before his death coordinated several shows including the late Mac Tontoh’s Tribute Concert in 2010, The “Ghana Loves Haiti” Tribute Concert in 2010 and the annual Accra Jazz and World Music Festival.

He is said to have concluded preparations for Amandzeba’s Peace Concert scheduled for the Alliance Française in June this year.

He is survived by a wife and two children.

myjoyonline.com