Music, Poetry @ Goethe-Institut

Crystal Tettey

Poet and musician Crystal Tettey will on Wednesday, December 6 perform at the Goethe-Institut in Accra as part of a monthly series dubbed ‘Goethe-Abansuro’.

She will be joined by guitarists Nii Quaye Aryee and Nenikely, who happens to be her mother.

Tettey is expected to entertain the audience with a combination of songs, poetry and spoken word, which has mesmerised audiences in Ghana and several European and African countries.

Designed for solo and duet acoustic sessions in a tranquil and comfortable environment, ‘Goethe Abansuro’ equally ensures one-on-one interactions and exchanges between artists and the audience.

Also known as Mada Ghana, Tettey is a Malagasy-Ghanaian arts-in-development consultant who seeks collaborations with artists, art bodies, educational and development-based institutions to explore creative ways by which the arts can be applied as a catalyst for sustainable development.

Also a member of the EhaLaKasa Poets & Foundation for Contemporary Art-Ghana, she is currently co-facilitating a workshop series dubbed ‘The Exporting Talent Project’, which involves a series of experience-sharing sessions for artists.

In 2015 and 2016, her tours / performance installations dubbed ‘MadaGhana @ Your Bus Stop’ saw her perform in a bus that travelled from Accra to Copenhagen (Denmark) via Antananarivo (Madagascar). She equally co-facilitated the 2015 and 2016 World Images in Motion in several Danish Schools which was organised by the Danish Centre for Culture and Development alongside three fellow artists – Sir Black (Ghana), Sista Zai (Zimbabwe) and Frank Langmack (Denmark).