Girl Chief Rocker

Foto Friday – Girl Chief Rocker

My last few months in Ghana were particularly difficult, but that’s another blog post. One of my guilty pleasures to get through was engaging in music photography. I miss this as in New York, at least the venues I’ve been to, it’s hard to engage in photography. Read more »

A friend bargains for lobster for us to have a feast.

Foto Friday – Fisherman on Busua Beach

Reflecting on my time in Ghana, I came across this photo (taken on my iPhone. Excuse the size!) which is actually one of my favorite photos I’ve taken. In November 2012, I traveled with a few friends to a music festival on Busua Beach, Read more »

The 7 train rolls by 5 Pointz

Art + Activism: Saving 5 Pointz

 

I recently took to the graffiti mecca 5 Pointz, as I got word on twitter that it will be torn down this year to make way for luxury apartments.

Over 350 murals can be seen decorating the five story industrial complex in Long Island City (LIC), Queens. The name 5 Pointz symbolizes artists coming together from the five boroughs of Queens, Brooklyn, Manhattan, Staten Island, and The Bronx. However, the reach of the complex has expanded globally with artists as far as Japan and Brazil creating on its walls. Read more »

Black Expat Terri Lundberg

Back to Her Roots: Terri Lundberg Traces Her Ancestry

One of the things I love about traveling/living abroad is that you meet wonderful people that lead to interesting conversations. On talking about my time in Ghana, the vivacious and gorgeous expat Terri Lundberg animately told me about the story of tracing her own ancestry back to the continent. Feeling shameful that I hadn’t taken this step yet, I craved to hear her story. I wondered how an expat living in Saudi Arabia came to the decision of wanting to find her roots. Terri tells us that an unlikely source pushed her to find her results. Read her story below. Read more »
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Tourism and Journalism in Ghana

Be prepared to see more positive coverage like this about how awesome Ghana is on CNN. Ghana’s Tourism Board has partnered with CNN to promote positive coverage of the region estimating at $1.5 Million.

Along with this, as well as events such as Chocolate Day, the Paragliding Festival, and Emancipation Day, Ghana hopes to make its country attractive to international tourists and investors. Read more »

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Ghanaian Art: El Anatsui Takes Over Brooklyn

Wanting to get excited about getting in the art scene in New York, I quickly took up my friends Kelly and Rebecca’s offer to visit the Brooklyn Museum on a Saturday. Kelly had written something in the email about El Anatsui. I didn’t know who or what an El Anatsui was, but I was excited to see some art. Read more »

Opoku's work Ghetto House

Taking It To The Streets – Art in Historic Jamestown

“It looks like one of those self-made houses in Ghana. Or an opening to a small business or restaurant.” My other friend kindly remembered a hole-in-the wall restaurant on his first visit to Ghana. “Amazing food for about 2 cedis” he claimed in his British accent. Standing in front of a large wooden structure, strewn with patterns and designs, I thought of what this large rectangle with geometric patterns could be, as the tall structure stared at us in the dim Jamestown Community Theatre. Read more »

Fura in Accra

Street Food Friday – Fura in Accra

In search of more street food in Accra, my friend Kaibo and I have been planting ourselves in the neighborhood of Nima over the past several weeks. Walking in Nima, I was curious when I saw these white powdered balls neatly packed in glass boxes. Read more »

Home of the Black Star

5 Things to Bring if You’re Moving to Ghana

So you’re gearing up for your move to Ghana… congrats on making the decision! I’ve been in conversation with quite a few people who have recently been thinking of moving to Ghana. Which is funny, because I’m about wrapping up my time here for now, Read more »

Teck Zilla in London

Music Spotlight: 7 Questions with Teck Zilla

Meet Teck Zilla. DJ. Writer. Martial Arts Enthusiast. He’s many things, but I got a chance to speak to him as his role as a music producer. He’s been getting a lot of ┬áplay with his groundbreaking audio-documentary series. Navigating unchartered territory, Read more »