Some of the dopest in Ghanaian music traveled to the quiet suburbs of Philadelphia, PA, USA for the symposium, GMGE: Ghanaian Music//Global Entrepreneurship, at Haverford and Bryn Mawr Colleges this past March. Blitz the Ambassador, Derrick N. Ashong & Soulfège, and Paapa participated in a concert, screening, and panel series, exploring how they as artists have harnessed the capacity of new media and digital technology to create a global movement through music.
Paapa, a fresh young artist signed to Skillions Records and student at Reed College in Oregon, had the school dancing azonto to his “Dear Grace” remix at the concert March 23. Blitz the Ambassador, one of the greatest Ghanaian artists in hip hop, seized the stage with killer sounds and visuals with his band, the Embassy Ensemble. Derrick N. Ashong & Soulfège, artists + activists behind the hit song “