EP Church praises music composers with a concert

Some bands performing at the event

A former senior researcher at the University of Ghana’s Institute of African Studies, Dr. Misonu Amu, has urged music composers to use their art as a tool to promote and support the country’s moral values.

She said the kind of dances composers have been performing in their music videos lately aren’t too decent, a situation she says could negatively impact children.

“These days it’s a fashion for these musicians to do these music videos and you see that the type of dances that are performed are not too decent; there are decent ways to dress up rather than this kind of half-naked dressing.

“To be able to impact our society, we should be able to bring out the positive sides of our culture and our moral values ​​and not the negative side,” said Dr Amu, who is also the famous writer’s daughter. and music composer, Dr. Ephraim Amu. , said at the Evangelical Presbyterian Church (EPC) Ghana Music Concert held to celebrate the renowned musicians of the church.

Concert

The concert was part of the 175th anniversary of the Church.

The Opera Kristo performance was in honor of renowned musicians such as Kenn Kafui, Dr. Alexander Akorlie Agordo, Prof. NZ Nayo, Prof. Anku, CL Adom, Pres. Tse, among others.

Families of famous musicians joined the church for the occasion, which featured three performances.

The first segment of the performance depicted the arrival of the first missionaries in Eweland in 1847 and the start of evangelism, resulting in uneasy tension and uproar among the natives.

The second segment of the show illustrated, among other scenes, the leadership of African traditional leaders welcoming the missionaries.

The third stage depicts the adoption of the Christian faith by native Africans. It marked the beginning of vigorous but progressive missionary work after a period of resistance, opposition and antagonism from the natives.

Joy

Dr. Amu said it was a great pleasure for the Church to honor his father among other legends for their contribution to culture.

“It demonstrates that he did not labor in vain and we are grateful that people recognize what he has done,” she added.

Importance

EPC Director of Programs Rev. Elisha Emmanuel Ato said the church has over the years produced renowned personalities in the fields of education, health, agriculture, among others.

He added that since music is a central part of church activities, the day was set aside to honor some of the people who were in music.

“A church without a music ministry is no church, because you can’t have a service without singing a hymn.”

“These people have played their part in developing the ministry of music across the church and around the world,” he added.

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