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The Herald

An antelope-horn player announces the arrival of a chief. The antelope is used as an emblem of agility and integrity and symbolizes peace, harmony and governance.

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Gripping Yarns: From The Village Magazine

This article was published in The Village magazine on 19th May 2012. Sally Oldaker meets a Barnt Green artist who creates vibrant images in an intriguing medium. The tagline on Emmanuel Yaw Obuobi’s website reads, “You won’t believe it’s all … Continue reading

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The Yarn Design Process

This post explains the Yarn Design process in pictures, using ‘The Diamond Queen’ as a case study.

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Music of the Gong-Gong

The gong is a type of drum which uses a single large drumhead to create a loud, resonant sound when struck. It is played with singing and animated expression to draw the audience. The drumhead is tuned loosely to avoid … Continue reading

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Worship Pulse

True worship is a personal expression which starts from the depth of the innermost being. It conveys a powerful message through a mixture of expressions that tells a story. When genuine, the story can be ‘read’ and interpreted by others.

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Timeline

Life’s events have propelled these children to take on adult responsibilities before their time.

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The Voyage

Fishing is a way of life for many rural coastal communities and ‘The Voyage’ depicts preparation for the journey.

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The Storyteller

In performances, the Shekere is shaken and/or bounced against the hand and is central to the folkloric traditions of storytelling. Very few players are able to skillfully captivate their audience through animation and charisma.

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The Stock Exchange

In a local market there is the exchange of goods and services including currency exchange and debt collection. Most of these services are operated by market women who also control prices on the open market.

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The Pot Bearer

A young bread winner contemplates the day ahead in an adult environment.

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