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Ghana – Dancin’ In the Streets on Eve of Obama Arrival

One of the hottest pop songs on Ghanaian radio is this tune by an artist called Black Rasta –

ACCRA (AFP) — Ghanaians sporting Barack Obama hats and T-shirts and holding portraits of the US president danced through the streets of the capital Accra early Friday in anticipation of his on a landmark visit to the country.

Obama was due to arrive in Ghana late Friday on his first visit to sub-Saharan Africa since being elected president.

Despite tight security which saw some 10,000 police deployed across the seaside capital, residents drummed and gyrated in the streets, with many dancing to a song about Obama, composed by a Ghanaian radio presenter known as Black Rasta.

Street vendors did brisk trade in Obama memorabilia from keyrings and coffee mugs to huge colourful umbrellas with Obama and President John Atta-Mills’ portraits emblazoned on them. Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on July 10, 2009 in News

 

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