Last year’s edition of the Joy FM ‘Pop Chain All-Star Concert’ brought back fond memories - memories of quality music and skilled dancing.
The 2017 edition of the concert, in aid of Joy FM’s Sugar Project, is going to be epic! Veteran highlife musician Ben Brako confesses.
The concert has carved a niche for itself as the most important platform where bands from the Pop Chain era – ‘60s, ‘70s and even ‘80s - come together to perform for a worthy cause.
The Joy FM ‘Pop Chain All-Star Concert’ raises funds to support Joy FM’s Sugar Project, which is a Diabetes Awareness and Screening Initiative.
Billed to be one of the performers for the night, Ben Brako told Doreen Andoh in an interview on the Cosmopolitan Mix on Joy FM that, “this year, it is going to be wow. I think it’s going to be the best so far…it’s going to be fantastic.”
The veteran musician is playing with some of the band members of his school, The Famous Flames of St Augustine’s College backed by Bessa Simons.
“We are always the best,” he stressed but noted that in spite of the rich history of competition between the bands, the Joy FM ‘Pop Chain All-Star Concert’ is “for a great cause.”
Coming off on September 30 at the +233 Jazz Bar and Grill at North Ridge in Accra, Ben Brako, known for popular tunes such as ‘Mawie’ professed that the concert provides the perfect platform to “re-live the teenage era.”
This year, some popular musicians, including Stephanie Benson and Akosua Adjepong, will mount the stage to perform to the cause.
Bands from several schools including Mfantsipim and Achomota will perform for patrons to “have fun” and “give money.”
If you missed last year’s event, read: David Ampofo, Motown, Dr Sam Mensah thrill patrons at 2016 ‘Pop Chain All-Star Concert
See photos of last year’s concert below: