A picture of the Ussher Fort. It can be found in Jamestown, Accra, Ghana. It was built by the Dutch in 1649 as a factory.
I am enjoying taking pictures with my phone now, because its very handy, unlike the DSLR. The olloclip makes everything beautiful as well. I used ms-tuts as a spice in this picture.
Hope you guys like it.
African & Afro-Diasporan Art Talks (AADAT) is an art conversational platform, created to facilitate conversations on African and Afro-Diasporan cultural arts…
Our dear friend Sharon from aadatart is putting out some great youtube content lately. Make sure to check it out.. follow.. like.. share… w’ate ase?Thank youpassaxpassa:)
World Poetry Day 2014 celebrations. Presentation of trophy and concert at the Goethe Institut, Cantonments, Accra. Ehalakasa poets (Kwame Write, Nii Darko, Lauren Goodwin) and musicians (Ansong Jr, Yogendra Ahimi) served as mentors for eager Senior High School minds.
Photography by Desire Clarke. All rights reserved.
#Throwback We recap the TalkParty event in April when Ehalakasa featured Kwame Write as guest poet. Creative minds converged at the Nubuke Foundation in East Legon to share in the spirit of art and freedom of expression. Join us every month for our TalkParty or Slam series. Support us by donating at our events.
Photography by Desire Clarke.
So the book, The Imported Ghanaian talks a lot about how Ghanaians speak, and common sayings we use. The author also talks about how we often test diaspora Ghanaians on their knowledge of twi to see how Ghanaian they really are. So I’ve created a fun test of sayings in twi, pidgin, and local jargon, to see how Ghanaian YOU are. Let us know what score you got! Tag, you’re it!
2014’s edition of the Chale Wote Street Art Festival came off a week after the Homowo Festival celebrations and boy was it an experience! The energy and excitement was just infectious and even days after the 2-day festival, themed, “Death: An Eternal Journey Into Limitless Rebirth”, people…
NIMA: Rich Celebrations!
During Sala festivities Chiefs and clan heads of all the tribes in Nima wear the best and expensive fabric one can find on the African market. Their appearance talks a lot about how important the festival is to them, and also showcases the rich fashion in their tribes. During religious celebrations like the Ramadan Mubarak, the chiefs make processions on the streets in Palanquins and on horses amidst cheers, traditional + religious appellations, singing and drumming. And some times occasional gun salutes. Our cameras caught these amazing photos of some of the chiefs in Nima during the July 2014 Sala celebration in Nima.
Symbolism Performance (Chalewote2014)
This was a performance on the first day of the festival. These ladies were costumed in Black and White Polythene bags which symbolised the theme for this year’s festival. Which was “Death,Transition and Rebirth”. The black symbolised Death and White symbolised Rebirth.It was a beautiful performance at the Mantse Agbona Square,Jamestown.
The Afro-Brazilian Sisterhood of the Good Death is made up of female descendants of slaves, all age 50 and over, and honours both Catholic traditions and Afro-Brazilian Candomble religious rites. The sisterhood is believed to be the oldest organization for women of African descent in the Americas. The state of Bahia received at least 1.2 million slaves from Africa and remains the most African of Brazilian states, where blacks make up around 80 percent of the population.
Photos by Mario Tama/Getty Images — August 14-17, 2014.
The Chale Wote Street Art Festival 2014 was fun! Art was the winner at the festival. Everybody who was at the festival was artistically creative with their appearance. The future of art in Ghana is very bliss. The young and old gathered at the “CENTER OF THE WORLD” to celebrate art. We know for sure that social media is going to be dominated by pictures from the festival that is independently put together by accradotalt . Here are some awesome photos by Kwame Appiah of Onefotos .You can see more #ChaleWote2014 photos here