With the explosion of interest in African aesthetics, Kente cloth weaving and African fashion design (in large part influenced by the fabulous success of the film “Black Panther”), Kwasi Asare is very interested in engaging with audiences in the Washington, D.C. area and across the country through presentations on Kente weaving and special hands-on workshops where individuals will be able to learn the basics of weaving and create their own pieces of Kente cloth. In addition to planning for potential workshops in Denver and Seattle, we are looking for individuals, organizations and groups to collaborate with to help organize programs in cities throughout the US. We would like to do as many workshops as possible in the Washington, D.C., Virginia and Maryland region as it is the most accessible to us. Please contact us if you are interested in Kwasi’s workshops or if you have suggestions for networking with communities for teaching and learning about this time-honored, centuries-old African tradition.
On February 9, 2019, Kwasi completed a workshop in the DC area at Minneville Elementary School, much to the satisfaction of many people who participated. This video and these photos are from the workshop. A warm thank you goes out to all who were involved.