Full Details Of This Year’s Memphis In May Festival

This year’s Memphis in May festival is expected to be celebrated in fabulous style, as many people are holding back to be a part of this extraordinary event which falls off in the period of May.

Every year, Memphis in May International Festival aims to bring the world to Memphis, Tennessee in the U.S and Memphis to the world. During this event, organizers devote an entire seven day stretch of their month’s customizing to every year’s honoured country during their International Salute. The International Salute is simply the ideal opportunity for everybody to envelop themselves in another country’s culture.

The Memphis in May International Festival Week brings cultural events to community centers, museums, galleries, performing arts centers and schools throughout the city. Luncheons and lectures unite the resources of local government and professional cultural agencies with speakers, artists and celebrities from the honored country, opening doors for international commerce and exchange.

While the cornerstone events like the Beale Street Music Festival and World Championship Barbecue Cooking Contest incorporate elements from the honored country’s culture, the International events pay special homage to the country’s past, present, and future.

Ambassadors and Dignitaries from each honored country join in the fun by attending many of the Festival’s events, including a glamorous evening of dinner and dancing at the Memphis in May International Festival Gala.

The Focus Is On Ghana:

The subject of slavery continues to engage the attention of scholars worldwide because the subject is of contemporary relevance and importance and new sources, new ideas, new methods, new approaches and new evidences keep emerging.

That said, Ghana’s role and contribution to trans-Atlantic slavery is recounted differently in diverse spaces between the country and the rest of the world because some local content in these histories have been left out. The lack of contribution of the people’s narrative to this discourse distorts the facts and creates a gap in the slavery resistance stories.

This exhibition seeks to fill some of the gaps by taking another look at the narrative of resistance to slave raiding activities in Ghana from the point of view of the victims and not that of the recorded manuscripts that did not reflect the counter narrative.

Below is the date and Venue of the festival:

Dates: May 1 – 31, 2022

Location: National Civil Rights Museum – 450 Mulberry St, Memphis, TN 38103

Hours: Everyday from 9:00 am – 5:00 pm (closed on Tuesdays)

Admission: Adults – $18.00, Seniors 55+ – $16.00, Children ages 5-17 – $15.00, 4 & Under – FREE

Meanwhile, there will also be a Contemporary Art of Ghana, which will feature works from the Artist Alliance Gallery headed by Professor Ablade Glover.

Dates: May 1 – 31, 2022

Location: Memphis Central Library – 3030 Poplar Ave. Memphis, TN 38111

Hours: Monday – Friday from 7:30 am – 6:00 pm

Admission: FREE

There will also be on display, the beautiful Metals Of Ghana, Adornments & Wearables, which will feature a selection of metal objects exploring culture & craftmanship of Ghana. These exhibit pieces give an authentic glimpse to the tools and jewels of Ghanaian life and culture. This exhibit was made possible in collaboration with the Ghana Museums and Monuments Board – GMMB.

Dates: May 1 – 31, 2022

Location: Metal Museum – 374 Metal Museum Dr, Memphis, TN 38106

Hours: Tuesday – Sunday, 11:00 am – 5:00 pm

Admission: Adults – $8, Seniors 62+ – $6, Military – $5, Student’s w/ id – $5, Children (5-17) – $4

Palms & Plants of Ghana:

This exhibit will feature a live exhibit will feature beautiful flora from the land of Ghana! Witness the wonderful palms, annuals and palmagos this summer at the Memphis Botanic Garden. The 40-foot exhibit will be located in the display bed at the tram stop on the east end of the 4-Seasons Garden.

Dates: May 1 – 31, 2022

Location: Memphis Botanic Garden – 750 Cherry Rd, Memphis, TN 38117

Hours: Sunday – Saturday: 9am – 4:30pm

Admission: Adults – $12, Seniors (60+) – $10, Youths (2-12) – $7, Children (4 / Under) + Garden Members – FREE

Memphis Botanic Garden – The 96-acre property in the heart of the City is home to the Goldsmith Civic Garden Center, Hardin Hall, and gallery space as well as 28 specialty gardens, which provide a wide array of horticultural and recreational experiences for visitors of all ages all with the intent to enhance lives by connecting people with nature, increasing awareness and appreciation of our environment.

Dates: May 1 – 31, 2022

Location: Urevbu Gallery – 410 S Main St, Memphis, TN 38103

Hours: Thursday – Saturday: 12pm – 5pm

Theresah Ankomah Will Also Represent:

Theresah Ankomah is an artist who lives and works in Accra, Ghana. Her artistic expressions manifest in the form of performative installations, sculpture, weaving, photography, basketry painting and printmaking.

Theresah has a background in Sculpture and holds a Bachelor of Fine Art and a Master of Fine Art Degree from the Department of Painting and Sculpture of the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST), Kumasi, Ghana. Ankomah was the recipient of the 2017 first runner prize of the prestigious Kuenyehia Prize for Contemporary Art in Ghana.

S.M. Quartey Will Also Speak:

American Institute of Architecture Speaking Engagement featuring guest speaker, S.M. Quartey.

Date: Tuesday, May 3, 2022

Time: 11:30

Location: TBA

About S.M. Quartey:
Samuel Mbrayeh Quartey completed Post Graduate Diploma in Architecture, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology and served as a teaching assistant before joining Rhaycad, an Architectural Practice in Accra for 3 years.

At Rhaycad, SM was exposed to the use of computers in Architecture and worked on projects such as the Chamber of Parliarment, Kakum National Park and Latter Day Saints Temple.

SM later joined Deweger Gruter Brown and Partners in 1997, worked for another 5years on projects such as Standard Chartered Bank, Ring Road and Spintex, Dansoman and Sunyani, Apex Bank Head Office and Palm Court.

SM started his own practice registered as Atelier in 2003. Atelier is credited with oustanding projects such as the CAL Bank Head Office, National Communication Authority Head Office (NCA), Allied Oil Head Office, UNA Home, KEK Insurance Head Office, The Elizabeth and to mention but a few.

SM served as Honoury Secretary of the Ghana Institute of Architects in 2004 and is currently the president in waiting of the Ghana Institute of Architects.

Experience the new exhibit and enjoy feature musical entertainment from Ekpe Abioto at 11:15 am, the musical philanthropist and founder of the Memphis African Jazz Ensemble who had the honor of performing at the funeral of Isaac Hayes.

Ghana UK Festival 2022 New Date Out!

The exhibition curator will be present to answer questions beginning at 11 am. Enjoy activity stations that take a closer look at traditional African textiles and you can make your own Kufi hat. Storytime with the Memphis Library will begin at 12pm.

Exhibit will be at MOSH from April 2 – July 31st, 2022

The Asantehene Will Be In Attendance:

King Otumfuo Osei Tutu II will visit Mem…
which is devoted to honouring the culture and heritage of Ghana.


The exciting rhythms of Ghana will hit the stage with Ghana Live! Riches & Rhythms at the Orpheum Theatre. A celebration of the fascinating dance and musical traditions of Ghana, the 2022 Memphis in May International Festival country of honor.

It will be a breathtaking cultural performances from the National Theatre of Ghana topped off with a showstopping Highlife Music performance by Okyeame Kwame!

Date: Thursday, May 5, 2022

Time: 7:30 pm (Admission: $20.00)

Sarkodie And Stonebwoy At The Beale Street Music Festival 2022:

With a career spanning 10 years at the top of his game as well as having tens of millions of album sales and over 80 awards to his name in his native Ghana, Sarkodie’s sound – a fizzing blend of hiplife, hip-hop and Afrobeats – has led to sold-out shows at London’s O2 Kentish Town Forum & performances with an impressive array of international names.

Sarkodie will be performing at Beale Street Music Festival on Saturday, April 30th.

Stonebwoy, on the other hand, will also represent to entertain guests on that day. Stonebwoy, is a Ghanaian Afropop, dance hall and reggae musician. He is the CEO of Burniton Music Group.

He won the Best International Act: Africa category at the 2015 BET Awards and Artist of the Year at the 2015 Ghana Music Awards. He is also a recipient of two Billboard plaques. He has been described as the king of reggae and dance hall in Africa for his music contributions.

Stonebwoy is performing at Beale Street Music Festival on Sunday, May 1st, 2022.

2022 Memphis in May festival will officially begin on Fri, Apr 29, 2022 – Tue, May 31, 2022 in the U.S.A

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