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Abakɔsem Festival | Weaving the Fabric of a Nation: Ghana's Tapestry

By The Nana Project
Sat, Mar 6. 6PM - 7:30PM
Zoom, Zoom
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Abakɔsem Festival | Weaving the Fabric of a Nation: Ghana's Tapestry

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Ticket Type Price Qty
Panel Ticket ₵35.00 N/A
'Pay It Forward' ₵35.00 N/A
Raffle Tickets ₵5.00 N/A

Join us for our online festival celebrating Ghana's history!

This panel will explore the evolution of Ghanaian fashion, with a focus on woven fabric, especially Kente and Batakari. We will explore the history and innovation that has been created using these iconic Ghanaian textiles.

Moderator: 
Amma Aboagye 
Founder, The Afropole 

Panelists:
Nana Ekua Brew-Hammond 
Founder, Exit 14 

Gertrude Kunde-Kwallinjam
Founder and Owner, Smockyworld

Osei-Bonsu Safo-Kantanka 
Teacher, Historian and Researcher, Manhyia Palace

Elvis Ativoe
Spokesperson of the Paramount Chief of the Agotime Traditional Area, Nene Nuer Keteku III
Former Vice Chairman of the Agotime Kente Festival Planning Committee


About the Festival

In the Akan language of Twi “Abakɔsem” means ‘history’ or, more specifically, ‘the fact that has come and gone’.


The Abakɔsem Festival is an online festival dedicated to celebrating Ghana’s rich history. It will be a space for Ghanaians, at home and in the diaspora, and people interested in Ghana’s history to critically engage with the history of our nation through panels, interviews, an online exhibition, and thought-provoking quiz night. With the support of historians, visual artists, writers, curators, and musicians, The Nana Project will explore the political and social history, music, photography, and fashion that shaped Ghana from the 20th century to the present day.

The Legacy in Print panel will discuss the work of photographers in highlighting Ghana's history and culture as well as the work of curators and curating institutions in preserving, archiving, and displaying photography as an art form. 

Saturday, March 6th, 2021 

Backward Never: A Political History Retrospective-2pm GMT/ 9am EST 

Legacy in Print: Photographing a Nation-4pm GMT/11am EST 

Weaving the Fabric of a Nation: Ghana's Tapestry-6pm GMT/1pm EST 

Sunday, March 7th, 2021 

The Beat of a Nation: The Evolution of Ghana's Music- 3pm GMT/10am EST 

Trivia Quiz- 5pm GMT/ 12pm EST

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