Kente Cloth and the Modern Politics of George Floyd and Black Lives Matter

The Memorial Day public execution of George Floyd triggered an avalanche of worldwide emotion, protest action and outrage that have led to local, state and national debates and legislative changes as well as a plethora of corporate and institutional policy discussions and transformations. In the midst of this historic moment, House Democratic Party leaders dawned … More Kente Cloth and the Modern Politics of George Floyd and Black Lives Matter

Kente Cloth Workshops at the Adrinka Studio, Mount Rainier, Maryland

Hello Friends – We just want to remind everyone that Kwasi is holding a series of workshops at the Adrinka Studio in Mount Rainer, Maryland at the end of August, including both this weekend  (Saturday and Sunday August 24th and 25th) and Labor Day weekend (Saturday and Sunday August 31st and September 1st). Kwasi Asare’s Kente … More Kente Cloth Workshops at the Adrinka Studio, Mount Rainier, Maryland

A Kente weaving workshop at the Adrinka Studio

Kwasi Asare’s next Kente weaving workshop will be at the Adrinka Studio at 3804 34th Street in Mount Rainier, Maryland. We’ll be doing a series of workshops on two weekends at the end of August: Saturday and Sunday August 24th and 25th, as well as Labor Day weekend, Saturday August 31st and Sunday, September 1st. … More A Kente weaving workshop at the Adrinka Studio

A Kente cloth workshop for Daughters of the American Revolution

Daughters of the American Revolution put on a number of special events throughout the year. Through the Daughters of the American Revolution Museum, Kwasi Asare will be conducting a special demonstration and workshop on Kente cloth and its history, culture and weaving production – on Saturday, August 3rd, from 10 am to 3 pm. This … More A Kente cloth workshop for Daughters of the American Revolution

Naomi Campbell on the profitability and marketing African fashion and fabrics

Recently, when Naomi Campbell was at a fashion show in Durban, South Africa, she touched upon an important subject in art, culture and fashion that probably isn’t talked about enough. The typical historical pattern for Africa – and other indigenous nations and cultures around the world – is for Europeans and the Western world to … More Naomi Campbell on the profitability and marketing African fashion and fabrics

“Quality” Fuse ODG, Kente and the beauty of an African woman

“Quality” by Fuse ODG This dope video by Fuse ODG – Ghanaian artist and musician Nana Richard Abiona – is a great example of the fantastic new possibilities that are evolving in artistic expression with Kente cloth. As you can see, all the lovely models in this music video are wearing Kente – the look … More “Quality” Fuse ODG, Kente and the beauty of an African woman

3 Generations of Ashanti: A father-son-grandson Kente weaving legacy

It is with great joy that I share with others this photograph of the Kente cloth my father, A.E. Asare, wove for the United Nations. The name of this piece is “Tikoronkoagyina,” which roughly translates into English as, “One head does not go into council. Two heads are better than one.” I barely even knew … More 3 Generations of Ashanti: A father-son-grandson Kente weaving legacy

Thoughts of a Kente weaver on the unity of African art, culture, design and spirituality

Africa is the source and origin of human life and much of humanity’s history, culture and evolution. Many of the foundations of science, medicine, astronomy, technology and mythology are directly traceable to Ancient Egypt (Kemet), later disseminated to Western civilization through Greece and Rome. Despite the oppression and underdevelopment of colonialism as well as limited access to … More Thoughts of a Kente weaver on the unity of African art, culture, design and spirituality

The most fly kicks ever – with an African flavor!!!

Nike NIKE HIRES NIGERIAN ARTIST LAOLU SENBANJO TO CREATE AIR MAX INSPIRED ART IN NEW YORK Niyi Aderibigbe Mar. 19 2016, 10:00 am Reprinted from The Nerve Africa For Nigerian visual artist and musician Laolu Senbanjo, all he wanted as a kid was happiness and growing up to become someone relevant to the society. While … More The most fly kicks ever – with an African flavor!!!