Ghana


Damé-Damé – The Symbol and The Song

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My Adinkra EP project is based on the Adinkra symbols of the Akan tribe of my Ghanaian heritage.  Each Adinkra symbol is a stylized geometric image expressing a proverb or a message of wisdom, advice and deep meaning in the Akan culture.  It’s been thrilling learning and remembering more about the symbols as my project […]

James Barnor – Ghana Photographic Pioneer

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Thanks to Okay Africa and Accra dot Alt Radio for these stunning images of pioneering Ghanaian photographer James Barnor who brought colour photography to Ghana via his studio which he named ‘Ever Young’, based in the Jamestown area of Accra, Ghana’s capital. Now in his 80s, he is based in London. His work spans 6 decades, […]

Thank You! – Brilliant Adinkra EP Pre-Launch Party Night

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It was so wonderful to be joined by so many lovely people, to celebrate the journey so far – completing my Adinkra EP, celebrating my love of Ghana’s culture.  It was more like playing in a warm and wonderful front room – a celebration with friends.  It was a joy to meet backers of my […]

Ghana Beats & West Africa: Word, Symbol, Song Exhibition

british library ghana exhibition fabrics

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It doesn’t seem a year ago, but here are Ghanaian fabrics exhibited as part of the West Africa: Word, Symbol, Song Exhibiton, at the British Library It was truly educational exhibition, with a very range of content, including aspects of ancient West African kingdoms – politics architecture, literature, religion, culture, dance and music; but also […]

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