The Displaced: Story of Migration and Trade

Photography by LISA KO

Afrogallonism Sculptural Installation

Afrogallonism Sculptural Installation

Contemporary artist Serge Attukwei Clottey led his GoLokal performance group to put up an experimental performance that told the story of how his family traded with the people of Labadi and later migrated to labadi at The Displaced Performance and Installation. The performnace was a well staged non-dialogue exhibition of how the Clottey family moved to their current labadi settlement. Attukwei and his GoLokal group AKA Public Space Hijackers use their performance as a form of community activism and also as traditional history crusadors. They are noted for raising political and enviromental awareness in the community. Serge installed some of his Afrogallonism sculptures and artworks on the beach where the performnace took place. The Yellow gallon pieces that are joined to form a montage were displaced on the route to the shores of the beach, it served as a directional guide to people who did not readily know the location.  Continue reading

HAPPENING IN ACCRA

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dreamscapePerformance collective Accra Theater Workshop has some exciting projects for the last quarter of 2014 year.

DREAMSCAPE : A young woman traverses a dream world, battling her mental fears, but will she have the courage to translate dreams into waking? Little Warrior, our protagonist, has to navigate four worlds that hang in the balance between sleep and waking. Overall, these worlds serve as a commentary on how we can allow situations, internal or external, to hold us back from our full potential.

Date: October 16, 17, 18

Time: 7:30pm

Venue: Nubuke Foundation

Tickets: GHC 15

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FRESH MUSIC AFRICA

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Here are the songs bumping on the streets of Africa.

Artist: Jayso

Video Title: MAKING TASHA PROUD

Rapper/Producer Paul Nuamah Donkor A.K.A Jayso has released a video for his hit single “Making Tasha Proud”off his untitled yet to be released album. The visuals are supposed to be based on real life events of an inspired fan.  The video was Shot in the UK and Accra, and fellow Ghanaian born Glasgow based rapper Kobi Onyame also makes a cameo.

Artist: REASON

Video Title: 2CUPS SHAKUR

South African rapper Reason has an anthem for grand booze fantasies “2Cups Shakur” off his latest album “Audio HD (AHD).” The Black and White portrait flashes dreamy moments of Reasons life of success and his expensive tastes. 

Artist: TELLAMAN

Video Title: DRINKS & MUSIC FT. OKMALUMKOOLKAT

Durban crooner and  Soul Candi’s latest act Tellaman collaborates with one of South African’s finest rappers Okmalumkoolkat on this retro…

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NEW MUSIC AFRICA II

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Artist: SENA DAGADU

Video Title: PASS IT ON FT. WANLOV the KUBOLOR

Ghanaian born singer Sena Dagadu is based in Hungary together with her Electro-Drum and Bass crew Irie Mafia, the group has been railroading their home base and surrounding territories with pressure-cooked rhythms and mashups for days. This new video “Pass It On” is from Sena’s album Lots Of Trees- a shout out to her Ghanaian roots with none other than Wanlov Kobolor. Street photographer Tacitus Bailey-Yabani also has a cameo as a divine drummer in the background.

Artist: SAUTI SOL

Video Title: SURA YAKO

SOUTI SOL is an Afro-pop Kenyan band that was formed in 2005. The video for their “Nishike” tune released in April 2014 was not exactly what the Kenyan media like so they got no love. In the  end the video was banned from most local TV stations. “SURA YAKO” is  their fourth video off…

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ACCRA: The New Fashion Frontier

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Accra is  West Africa’s style haven – it has been for decades and present day stylists and designers haven’t let up in creating their own fashion aesthetic that puts them at the frontier of contemporary design in Africa. Today we are checking out three Ghanaian designers who are creating new perspectives of African couture that has its roots in Ghanaian street fashion.

Enter Ajepomaa Mensah.

Ajepomaa Gallery (www.ajepomaagallerygh.com) below are collections for her new line Zoti with Ghanaian actress Maame Adjei.

Photographer: Marcus Hessenberg

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Alikoto Clothing‘s Capsule collection for Josef Otten customized fabric, modeled by Ghanaian musician/designer Jojo Abot and Ghanaian writer Nanama B. Acheampong.

Photographed by Gerard Nartey

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Enter Christie Brown – designing outfits for Beyonce’s Mrs. Carter tour in 2013 put her brand out globally. Ghanaian designer Christie Brown has the world’s attention now.

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CHALE WOTE 2014: FASHION AND ART SPREAD

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Photography by MANTSE ARYEEQUAYE | KOFI ANTI AND KOBE SUBRAMANIAM

CHALE WOTE 2014 opened with an exhilarating flash of sights, sounds and energetic inventions by Ghanaian and international artists in James Town. Over 200 artists transformed old British Accra into a live museum with a long trace of multi-disciplinary art. Over two days, the streets of James Town were filled with fashion and art. Local and international designers were there to showcase and sell their amazing designs to the world.

Gye Nyame! Gye Nyame! 20140823_110739 Some of the ornaments that sold at CHALE WOTE.

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