Come to Create at #rpAccra’s Creators Studio

Come create, record and learn at the Creators Studio! The Creators Studio lounge is a pop-up digital creation studio hosted by abantu+. Its pop-up recording studio gives a home to forward music creation incorporating digital and analogue techniques as well as a mix of traditional and innovative approaches. You are invited to experiment with podcasting equipment, meet experts from different creative industries like broadcasting, podcasting, and photography and learn about different technologies to support your creative work. The Creators Studio is brought to you by abantu+, a Ghana based initiative by creatives for creatives.

Find a selection of highlights happening across the #rpAccra at the Creators Studio:

Pop Up Recording Studio

Have you ever wondered how producers make beats or how much of today's "computerized" music production is actually human-made? Find answers to forward music creation incorporating digital and analogue as well as traditional and non-traditional influences at the Creators Studio. Professional and active musicians la Cris and betina quest will be your specialists on site at the Pop Up Recording Studio. https://accra18.re-publica.com/en/session/pop-recording-studio-30

Mobile Journalism Workshop on a TroTro - hosted by Deutsche Welle

Get a taste of modern journalism and join Deutsche Welle on a "tro-tro" trip as a mobile reporter. We'll drive around town in one of Ghana's typical minibuses. On the road you'll learn techniques of mobile storytelling and produce your own short video report on a smartphone.


14.12.2018 - 12:30 - 15:00

14.12.2018 - 15:30 - 18:00

15.12.2018 - 10:30 - 13:00

15.12.2018 - 14:00 - 16:30


Exhibition: Afroroutes: Africa Elsewhere

While you're exploring the Creators Studio, check out the "Afroroutes: Africa Elsewhere" exhibition - a one-of-a-kind VR experience conceived as a journey through three displaced African heritages. The aim of this exhibition is to explore the diaspora and trigger thought around various concepts: What happened with the millions of displaced African men and women? Where are their descendants living today? Did their original culture and language disappear? How did their heritage contribute to building their new countries and many more questions. You'll get a set of VR glasses and get a glimpse into past, present and future Afroroutes.



Live Poetry - "Queue to the Tap Dance"

Make sure not to miss the live poetry performance "Queue to the Tap Dance" by Kwame Write. Kwame uses abstract video with collected sounds and a live recital in Queue to the Tap Dance to create an ambience that will bridge routes and relationships between our shared and interconnected histories, geographies and sociopolitical realities. Expect a conceptual, dynamic and artistic window interrogating our sense of place with respect to the middle passage, migration politics and water biology for rethinking culture, collective memory, Afrofuturism and mythology.



Introduction to Digital Photography

Sign up for a Photography Workshop, moderated by documentary photographer and photo educator Rodney Quarcoo. The workshop covers everything from photography basics, navigating between modes and menus on a camera to perfectly framing your image. This fun workshop will have you ready to capture precious moments in no time. Twenty participants will be accepted, equipment will be provided. https://accra18.re-publica.com/en/session/introduction-digital-photography


Programme Day 1 | Programme Day 2