Ghana DJ Awards founder and hypeman, Merqury Quaye, has added his voice to the call for 100 percent airplay of Ghanaian tunes at all music platforms including radio stations, night clubs and pubs across the country today Saturday March 2 and has charged Ghanaian DJs to seize the opportunity to make the day a memorable one by exhibiting their skills with music made in Ghana throughout the day.
The call comes in the wake of declaration by The Musicians Union of Ghana (MUSIGA) in collaboration with the Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Creative Arts, that Saturday, 2nd March, 2013 be observed as Ghana Music Day.
“The phenomenon must be felt across the land. It would also be great to dig into achieves and libraries and set a tone for nostalgia at a point in time and steadily progress to today’s music to paint a picture of the musical journey so far”, Merqury added.
Entertainment houses that use music as part of their services are expected to play only Ghanaian music. If they happen to want to play slow paced music, the Ghanaian authentic slow pace highlife will come in handy. The hiplife and hiphop beats and dancehall tunes will come in handy for the party folks while the atenteben, and other traditional tunes will hopefully bring back smiles on the faces of the elderly while teaching the young ones a thing or two about a different aspect of our music is organizing the first ever edition of Ghana Music Week festival dubbed; “Engaging Music as a catalyst for Unity and National Growth” in Accra at the National Theater for the period spanning March 4 – 10, 2013.