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Breaking down artistic barriers in Ghana

Nana Oforiatta-Ayim on why it is an exciting time culturally in Ghana right now “Right now, artists are using their paradigmatic freedom and the multifariousness of input to create art that’s breaking through…

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Chale What?

ACCRA [dot] ALT’s Sionne Neely on Ghanaian emerging practice and their synonymous Chale Wote Street Art festival. Each year the CHALE WOTE street art festival transforms old Accra into a live cultural museum,…

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The Animal Guides of Ewe Kente

Ewe kente and its zoocentric symbolic language is one of Ghana’s intangible traditions. Master weaver Bob Dennis Ahiagble is taking steps to ensure its survival.   Ewe kente – ‘Asidanuvo’ hand picked “one-sided”…

The Treasures of Accra's Growing Art Scene

The Treasures of Accra’s Growing Art Scene

Photo © Selorm Jay. Mural by Nima Muhinmanchi Art (NMA), an art collective based in Accra.   A dry wind sends copper-coloured dust billowing in the air, as spluttering trotros and taxis grind…

Everyday Africa | When Social Media Is A Game Changer

Everyday Africa | When Social Media Is A Game Changer

What happens every 60 seconds in Africa? A minute passes. Perhaps you’ve come across the meme that’s made the Internet rounds since last year.

Go South, Young Man

Go South, Young Man

Fashion in all of its possibilities remains a space for the expressive individual, whether it be of the restrained variety or be it swinging to the exuberant side of the pendulum. There have…

Trine Lindegaard | Mind(s) The Credibility Gap

Trine Lindegaard | Mind(s) The Credibility Gap

The whole lot becomes some ugly and ignoble affair; every designer ‘inspired by Africa’ a lightly concuss character immunised against contact on the intuition level. The mass clamor of grand sighs on how…

The Black Gypsy | Meet Sam Lambert

The Black Gypsy | Meet Sam Lambert

“It’s rude to stare at people!” my mother used to tell me as a child. I know she was right yet in some circumstances, I maintain it’s just simply unavoidable. In fashion invariably…

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