John Akomfrah, Testament, Ghana/Great Britain, 1988, 76 min, English subtitles, © Promo.
Real Estate’s shimmering pop-rock seems to echo out of the past with melancholy beauty. Watch the band perform its third album, Atlas, in its entirety tonight, 8 p.m. ET.
w.e.b. du bois centre, accra
happy birthday to w.e.b. du bois! this photo was taken in the grounds of his former home and now resting place/museum. next to his statue are two of the most talented photographers i have had the privilege to meet: nii obodai and james barnor. full of wisdom, kindness and advice for the new generation of ghanaian photographers.
I wish I had this book on my bookshelf. Especially with these covers.
These are exciting times for the arts scene in Accra.
The Treasures of Accra’s Growing Art Scene
In Accra there is a perception that art is only for the moneyed classes or people from abroad, but Swaniker hopes that having the cafe in Bubiashie, a community of working people, will inspire and change mindsets.
“I think what is happening in Accra right now is incredibly exciting,” says Nana Oforiatta Ayim, founder of the cultural research platform ANO.
Source | anotherafrica.net
I said this on my other tumblr account, but I love this guy’s work so much. Seriously.
SAVE THE DATE.
accra[dot]alt organise the most amazing events and i’ve heard nothing but rave reviews about their annual indie fuse festival. fingers crossed i’ll be around for this year’s party.
I’m 100% ready for the re-issue of Teju Cole’s first book, “Every Day Is For The Thief”. Described as a novel in which Cole explores the returnee experience through a series of cinematic portraits of everyday life in Lagos, I am willing March to hurry up.