I want to learn and be challenged as a musician to create inventive ways of music making using e-waste.
This year I have been invited to take part in the Accra Arts Festival around the theme of environmental art and e-waste, large quantities of which are dumped along the coast of West Africa from Europe and North America every year. Agbogbloshie, being one of the world’s biggest e-waste dump.
Accra Arts Festival is an inclusive project, started in 2012 working with able-bodied and disabled young people in Ghana.
I want to use e-waste to make musical devices and compose a collaborative piece with the young people at Accra Arts Festival. My main aim is to learn and work with the young people at the school to devise interesting ways to compose. There are already so many interesting groups doing things with code in Accra, like the Ghana Code Club and I would like to learn from them.
However, I have only managed to raise some funds for a little bit of my flight and I would like to cover y whole flight and raise additional funds to go outside of Accra to explore eco-music making even further and collaborate with musicians living outside of the capital. I want to learn and be challenged as a musician to create inventive ways of music making using e-waste. I want to learn from the young people I collaborate with and the Ghanaian artists who will also be involved in the festival.
Thanks so much to everyone who has supported me thus far and continue to do so, with support and community we really can collaborate internationally outside of colonial and patriarchal narratives.