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DEBORAH COX

Deborah Cox (born July 13, 1974) is a one of the great voices of our time. The songwriter, actress and Broadway star is best known for her 1998 song ``Nobody's Supposed to Be Here`` which held the record for the longest-running number one single on Billboard's Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks chart (14 weeks).

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SAMINI

Samini is a songwriter, performer and recording artiste. He stands as one of the most outstanding Ghanaian musicians in the past decade. He terms his brand of music Samini Music which is a mixture of African melodies, dancehall, reggae, hip-hop and R&B. From the year 1999 to 2007, he was known as Batman (an acronym for Best of All Time Man).

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THIRD WORLD

Celebrating 45 years, ‘Reggae Ambassadors’, THIRD WORLD is one of the longest-lived Reggae bands of all time, and one of Jamaica's most consistently popular crossover acts among international audiences.

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ERNIE SMITH

Ernie, emerging from his home studio in Durban after a writing and producing sabbatical, has relocated to Johannesburg where he finds a fresh energy in his newly built studio facility, Child of the Light productions Studios.

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IRVIN MAYFIELD

A Grammy and Billboard Award winning producer, composer, trumpet player, and author. Mayfield’s credits include over 30 records, collaborations with Frank Ocean, Lenny Kravitz, George Clinton, Wyclef Jean, Bob Weir, Ani DiFranco, Dee Dee Bridgewater, Hailey Reinhart, Wynton Marsalis, Dr. John, Ernest Gaines, and Gordon Parks.

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KOJO ANTWI

With over a dozen record albums released to critical acclaim, lyrics that transcend cultural and political barriers, live concerts that have caught the attention of the first nation south of the Sahara to attain independence.

Event Sponsors

 The Ghana World Music Festival is produced and supported by several established organizations including IAS Agency, Slip Entertainment, Multimedia, Fantasy Dome, Panafest Foundation, Year Of Return Initiative, GTDC and GTA.