Nandom: No Kakube this Year?

Kakube Festival Occasion

The Nandom Kakube Festival is a harvest festival instituted by the late Paramount Chief of the area, Naa Dr Puoure Puobe Chiir VIl in the late 80s.

On every Kakube festival which usually falls on the latter part of November, the predominantly agrarian Nandom community gather to give thanks to God (previously the gods) for a bountiful harvest, while invoking blessings for the next season.

There is usually a series of activities marking the celebration including dancing, singing, xylophone competition, and beauty pageantry among others.

It is one of the few vibrant festivals celebrated in the Upper West Region and by the Dagara people apart from the Kobine festival of Lawra. People including very important personalities from all walks of life are often invited to participate in the celebration.

To mention just a few, the Dagara of Burkina Faso, Sissala people and chiefs in Lambussie and Tumu, representatives of the Asantehene, Yaa Naa and among others have in the past attended

The best of traditional apparel (smock) is usually worn during the festival. The occasion eventually ends with food and drinks, music and dancing.

However, since the outbreak of the novel coronavirus in 2020, celebration of the Nandom Kakube Festival has come to a halt.

Sons and daughters of Nandom and its adjoining communities as well as those in the diaspora cannot wait to regroup as one big family this year or the coming year to celebrate again. The Vice President of Ghana, Dr. Mahamadu Bawumia attended the 2019 festival Occasion alongside the Interior Minister Hon. Ambrose Dery and Other Dignitaries in the Upper West Region on 24th November 2019.

The Occasion that Is usually celebrated in November has not been celebrated this year and no details to that effects has been announced. Will it still be celebrate as we have about 20 days to end the year.

Source: Dagara Culture Connect

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