Close-Up Salsa grand finale tonight: Will it be Accra, Kumasi or Takoradi? #GetCloseUp

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Tonight at the Independence Square, contestants from three cities; Accra, Kumasi and Takoradi will compete for the GHS30,000 prize money at the “Close-Up Freshness Dance Revolution” grand finale.

Edem, Sarkodie and a host of other top artistes will heat up the venue with their brand of music at the grand final of the Close-Up Salsa Fiesta as three Ghanaian cities battle to see which would emerge as winner tonight. 

The three major cities in Ghana namely Accra, Kumasi and Takoradi will be fighting to win the bragging rights when the grand final of the Close-Up Salsa Fiesta competition comes to town. Which of these cities will take home the prize money available for the winner?

The Close-Up Salsa Fiesta has been going on for a while now, but this year’s event dubbed the “Freshness Dance Revolution” has lived up to its name- a revolution. It introduced the newest dance form, easy-to-learn salsa moves fused with local contemporary dance, and took the dance known as the Close-Up Salsa Fusion Dance on tour to Takoradi, Kumasi and Accra during the preliminaries.

Dance lovers in Takoradi in the Western Region had the first share of the cake when the Close up Salsa Team landed with all readiness to teach fusion dances to interested groups and individuals. Many people trooped in to join and to learn the various new additions to Salsa Dance.

The next stop on the tour was in Kumasi where the group selection was a night to remember. Among other activities, Sarkodie rocked the stage and got everyone pumped up performing hits after hits of his limitless array of hits.

The final preliminary event took place in Accra where as in the previous ones in Takoradi and Kumasi, many Salsa lovers joined to learn to sharpen their skills and to stake a claim to which among them would be selected to represent Accra at the grand finale.

The salsa fusion dance brought fresh breath of air into the social circles, adding up to the already existing formation dances that stir up excitement at social gatherings. It is made up of easy-to-do salsa basic steps fused with local dance types such as Azonto, Alkaida, Highlife, etc.

The dance has five main moves: Salzonto (Salsa + Azonto), Salkaida (Salsa + Alkaida), Salhighlife or Sallife (Salsa + Highlife), Salchoman (Salsa + Chowman) and Salmezop or Salzop (Salsa + Mezop).

Tonight when the lights go up at the Independence Square for the ultimate search for the winner of the Close-Up Freshness Dance Revolution, the golden triangle of Accra, Kumasi and Takoradi will try to beat each other to the prize.

Kumasi and Accra have respectively shared the winning prizes of two years ago and last year so would it be Takoradi’s turn to win or one of the previous winning cities will win for the second time?

Which of them will emerge as winner and to take home the much coveted GHC 30,000 prize at stake and be named as conquerors of the “Freshness Dance Revolution”?

Be at the Independence Square tonight to find out.


Take a #GetCloseUp image of yourself with the Freshness Smile, upload on instagram, Facebook and twitter with the hashtag #GetCloseUp and win hampers at the main event.


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