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VIP, FOI, and ‘HomeGrown’ Spread HipLife Movement

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As VIP and FOI kick off their US tour in March…

“They will not just perform for a myriad of music fans in the US, but will also screen documentaries of the group and how Hiplife started with them, as well as their contribution to the music genre’s growth in Ghana.

“Most of the screenings, which [are] aimed at educating the world about Hiplife, will be done in colleges.”

Yupp, that’s us. And that’s the film ‘HomeGrown: HipLife in Ghana,’ screening at GMGE Thursday, 3/22. 7 pm in Haverford’s Sharpless Auditorium, followed by a panel and Q&A with the artists. Can’t be there? That’s alright, we’ll have a live webstream and interactive twitter.

‘HomeGrown’ documents ten years of V.I.P.’s journey from the ghetto in Accra to their first international tour. They grow from being teenagers with a shared dream to musicians with fans around the world. Directed by Eli Jacobs-Fantauzzi, produced by Eli and Kahlil Jacobs-Fantauzzi and Hashim Haruna. The film has toured across festivals and schools in Ghana, the U.S., and Europe, and won the audience award at the Denver Pan-African Film Festival.

You may have caught ‘HomeGrown’ last year at a screening at Haverford October 27. This time, we’re upping the ante and bringing the artists.

Check it out on Facebook. Be a part of the movement.


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A tri-college symposium that explores questions and creative practices concerning global entrepreneurship in Ghanaian music scenes. Featuring Blitz the Ambassador, Derrick N. Ashong & Soulfège, and Paapa.

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