The Ghana Christian Musicians’ Association (GCMA), an association of persons engaged in the production, promotion, distribution, and presentation of gospel music in Ghana held a maiden night of socialisation and evangelism; an event designed to promote the PlayGhana drive and foster unity among the gospel music fraternity.
The event which took place at the Silver Bird Cinemas on Wednesday, May 9, drew the family of over 150 well known and upcoming Gospel musicians, creative artistes and key media influencers. There was notable representation from Women in Gospel Music as well.
To give fraternal greetings from the umbrella body of the industry was Rev. Dr. Mary Ghansah, the Head of the Gospel Desk at the Musicians Union of Ghana (MUSIGA). In her brief remarks, she applauded the founding members of the association for their initiative and encouraged them to forge ahead and achieve the vision of the group as Christian musicians in Ghana.
Over the past decade, various Christian musicians have been gathering to retreat and fellowship at the beginning of each year at the Hephzibah Summit and this gave rise to the need for a formal association that will focus on both the ministry and industry needs of members as a way of giving a formidable and united front to this very critical segment of the music industry in Ghana.
The maiden family night out also gave voice to the PlayGhana campaign which calls for the production, playing and ministering of Music made in Ghana, especially Gospel music, on our airwaves and churches.
This is expected to both strengthen the industry and give rise to the production of more indigenous content which only Ghanaian musicians can produce. The evening also saw the premiering of the latest DVD recording of the group’s annual Hymns Night.
The mini launch of the GCMA is to give the needed impetus and build up to the formal grand launch in the very near future. There was also a prayer for the gospel music industry, the church, and the nation.