Once again, Black History Month is here and this is a great time for schools, churches and community organizations to explore the history, beauty and artistry of Kente cloth! As always, Kente master weaver Kwasi Asare is available for both online and live workshops and presentations on Kente during Black History Month. Kwasi’s live workshops … More Exploring Kente Weaving, History and Culture for Black History Month 2023
Hello Friends – We’d like to wish you a happy December as the holiday season is upon us!!! This has been quite a long year for Kwasi, and hence you haven’t heard from him for a while. Kwasi has taken a new job teaching and has been doing some part time work in Washington, D.C. … More Moving into the Holiday Season
Kwasi Asare was at the Pontiac Arts Center on May 5-8, 2022 for a special presentation and workshop on Kente weaving. A great time was had by all! Hello Friends – Kwasi had a wonderful and joyous weekend workshop at the Pontiac Arts Center in Pontiac, Michigan!!! There was a diverse crowd at the three … More Kwasi Asare’s Kente Weaving Workshop in Pontiac, Michigan
Friends – this past weekend Kwasi did a Kente weaving workshop at Roots Charter School, in Washington, D.C. The workshop was quite a success and had a very positive atmosphere! There were people of all ages – from elementary school children and young teenagers to community elders. Everyone had a great time learning how to … More Kwasi Asare holds Special Community Weaving Workshop at Roots Charter School in Washington, D.C.
Hello Friends – During these past two years, Kwasi used the COVID-19 pandemic as an opportunity to create the world’s first online Kente weaving course. Despite that being a wonderful achievement, we regret to inform you that the platform Kwasi originally selected, will be closing down in early April of this year. This is an … More CourseCraft is Shutting Down – Kwasi’s Online Course is Transitioning to a New Platform
Hello Friends – We hope you have been keeping warm and in good spirits during this winter season. This past weekend Kwasi did a virtual presentation and educational workshop on the history and background of Kente weaving and its cultural evolution in our modern era for the Pontiac Center of Arts and Culture in Pontiac, … More Kwasi’s Asare offers Kente Presentations and Workshops at Roots Charter School and other Organizations
UPDATE: Unfortunately, CourseCraft is shutting down in April 2022. We are working on creating a new alternative for Kwasi’s unique online weaving course. We will either use another online platform or use a YouTube channel with private lessons. Please contact Kwasi directly at firstname.lastname@example.org or (202) 569-5153 for more information. Friends – once again, we … More Kwasi Asare’s online Kente Weaving Course – A perfect gift for the Holiday Season!!!
The May 2021 cover of Vogue Magazine featured Amanda Gorman in a Kente dress inspired by Ghanaian American designer Virgil Abloh. Abloh had a massive impact in fashion, as well as influencing graphic art for musicians like Kanye West, Jay Z, Lil Wayne, A$AP Rocky and others. … More RIP Virgil Abloh, Ghanaian-American Designer Extraordinaire
Friends – we love this video clip of Kwasi at work in front of his large loom, plying his craft for the 2018 Smithsonian Folklife Festival in Washington, D.C.!!!!!!!! This video is very short – it is less than 1 minute long – but it gives viewers a wonderful up close and detailed look at … More Kwasi Asare demonstrating Kente weaving at the Smithsonian Folklife Festival
Kwasi Asare conducting a special children’s Kente Cloth workshop in Richmond, Virginia on July 22, 2021. Despite the difficulties of the COVID-19 pandemic, Kwasi is still conducting some live workshops and seminars! In this new era of COVID-19 and the Delta variant, we all have to make adjustments – but we can still find ways … More Kwasi Asare is still offering live Kente cloth workshops!