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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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
This post explains the Yarn Design process in pictures, using ‘The Diamond Queen’ as a case study.
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.
Life’s events have propelled these children to take on adult responsibilities before their time.
Fishing is a way of life for many rural coastal communities and ‘The Voyage’ depicts preparation for the journey.
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.
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.
A young bread winner contemplates the day ahead in an adult environment.