Patrons of Ghana’s favourite gastronomic festival, Trôofê Village, will receive a special treat at this year’s edition as organisers bring to the festival three of the most prominent artistes in West Africa music: highlife legend Amandzeba from Ghana and sensational Zouglou group Espoir 2000 and talented Coupé-Décalé group TNT (Tout Notre Talent) from Cote d’Ivoire.
They are set to thrill patrons to great African music.
The unique event which combines African dishes, traditional games and music comes off on Friday, July 1 and Saturday, July 2 at Mmofra Park Foundation at Dzorwulu, Accra to offer two days of exciting and unforgettable moments to African culture adicts.
Commenting on the upcoming event, Amandzeba said: “I am thrilled to be the artiste representing the Ghanaian music at this year’s Trôofê and I urge all listeners and fans of good music to meet me at Mmofra Park Foundation at Dzorwulu coming 1st and 2nd July for an exciting moment.”
Ahead of the event, the two musical groups from Cote d’Ivoire who also confirmed their presence at the festival are excited to be part of this year’s edition of Trôofê, stressing that they will bring a special taste to the event with thundering performances.
According to Project Manager Edwige Eppromo, ‘Trôofê village is not only about African dishes, it is also a platform for African artistes to perform and make participants enjoy the musical diversity of our continent.
“This is why, we at Trôofê have decided to take it upon ourselves to showcase other musical cultures besides the gastronomic aspect that we promote.”
“Cote d’Ivoire and Ghana are on the spotlight with their music varieties for this year’s edition, next year there will be other countries with their own musical vibe,” she added.
Besides the musical treat, Troofe Village also feature its famous cooking contest which saw Ghana’s Jamilatu Issa winning last year’s.
According to Culinary Contest Coordinator Blanche Petangui, “for this year’s cooking contest all contestants will be asked to present a dish made from Palm nuts”.
She added: “This innovative move forms part of our continuous desire to promote African agricultural products”.
This year’s competing countries are Cameroon, Benin, Togo, Cote d’Ivoire, Burkina Faso, Congo Brazzaville, Ghana and Mali.
Trôofê festival is a gastronomic event showcasing African soups and it has been running for the past 4 years.
The event is in its 5th edition and is organized in partnership with Winners Partners Groupe and sponsored by MAGGI.