Leveraging the power of Music, Art & Technology to spark innovation in Ghana. 

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Accra Music Lounge is a creative hub which is leveraging the power of music, art and technology to spark a new wave of Ghanaian innovation among an increasingly technology savvy young urban generation. The vision is to establish a state-of-the-art space and urban creative experience, using the power of music to create an environment that nurtures the creative abilities of children and young people through Learning, Networking and Knowledge-Sharing.  

The Lounge is a multifaceted music-themed center with interactive technologies, multimedia room, games, book/music store, private music booths,  and 24/7 wireless internet access where young people hang out after school on weekends and during school holidays. The idea is to make this center a real urban phenomenon where children and youth between the ages of 8 and 17 find and develop their creative abilities in an unrestricted environment. 

We provide an environment that blurs the distinction between learning and playing and fosters networking and teamwork by emphasizing multicultural and interdisciplinary learning, critical thinking and leadership; a fun environment that allows children to tap into their creativity, discover and express themselves.


Our program seeks to challenge the status quo and offers what is believed to be a viable alternative for enhanced learning and capacity development of young people. 


We are also looking to partner Google Ghana, GhanaThinks and Blogging Ghana to provide technical assistance in training young people in creative blogging and the effective use of social media. 



New @ AML (Blog Corner)


We were at Barcamp Takoradi on March 3, 2012 to engage with a dynamic group of young people. The theme was "Empowering the emerging middle class in a budding economy: efficient use of technology in entrepreneurship". Keynote speaker for the event was Nana Kobina Nketsia V. 


Barcamp Takoradi was for us, a very useful networking opportunity. For months we've been trying to get some of the attendees to partner us in our work. To have all these great guys under one roof was quite an experience. Most of the participants/organizers are people we've been following via social media for months. Young inspiring people like Ato Ulzen-Appiah (@Abocco) Macjordan (@MacJordaN), Maame Aba (@D41XY), Obed (@osarpong), Kinna (@kinnareads), Donald (@DonaldWardGH), Edward (@ttaaggooee), Gary (@garyalsmith) and a host of other great guys. We obtained some invaluable insight when we led a breakout session focusing on Ghanaian creativity. Participants helped us refine our concepts with very useful critique and suggestions. 'Chief-critic' Maame Aba (you could call her Lil Miss Daixy), was especially useful in this process. Obed, another participant put it rather succinctly; Lil Miss Daixy brought out the best in the AML team!


Moving forward, the proposed partnership with Blogging Ghana, Barcamp Ghana and GhanaThinks will lead to the planned Social Media Bootcamp for young people in July 2012.



                       The CreativeGH Breakout Session led by AML (William and Nana Yaw)


More on Barcamp Takoradi; Visit Kofi Yeboah's Blog




News

Accra Music Lounge Makes further progress in Playing for Change
1st March 2012

Accra Music Lounge received another boost this past week. Our entry into the Playing for Change entrepreneurship competition progressed to Stage III. From a staggering 933 entries submitted, we made it to a shortlist of 30 strong entries. Moving forward, the 30 entries will be cut down to a final 10. The lead entrepreneurs will eventually make presentations to a panel of industry experts later in March. The team at AML are very confident of making it to the last 10. Be on the lookout for AML's appearance before the panel, it promises to be truly unique. The team is in preparation mode, working feverishly with a team of great tech guys to create a multimedia presentation that carries our message clearly to the panel.

AML Trio preparing a draft presentation.Just a few smiles for the cameras. and oh it was after a meal...so you can understand the smiles.


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