Hello Friends – we hope you are having a wonderful Kwanzaa holiday celebration; may you and your family enjoy a time a rest and reflection between Christmas and the beginning of the 2022 New Year! As you know, our national economy has been shifting and changing dramatically due to various supply chain disruptions caused by … More Kwasi Asare is offering a special Kwanzaa holiday discount for his online Kente weaving course!
Friends – once again, we are in the midst of a holiday season and preparing for a New Year! Wherever you are, we hope your holiday season is full of good cheer. With the advent of the COVID-19 pandemic, these last two years have been hard on all of us. In 2020 we spent long … 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
It was bound to happen – eventually someone was going to do it… Now – just before for the 2021 holiday season, Champ Boxers has produced a line of Kente cloth underpants!!! lol It appears that these “Motherland Edition” briefs have Kente cloth patterns in bold colors that are intended to make men feel a … More Kente Underwear – Someone had to do it!
COVID-19 and the creation of Kwasi Asare’s online Kente weaving course This past year has been hard on all of us. We’ve drastically changed our lifestyles and habits as our jobs and lives have been uprooted; we’ve learned to wear masks in public and to practice social distancing. We’ve been going crazy from being confined … More Introducing the WORLD’S FIRST online Kente weaving course – brought to you by Kwasi Asare!
Among many of the big changes happening in 2021, the great musical polymath and icon Stevie Wonder is fulfilling a long-held dream of moving to Ghana. Wonder visited Ghana and was impressed with Africa as early as 1974, but it seems his 47-year dream has become more urgent in recent years and has been informed … More Stevie Wonder: Finding Love and Hope in Ghana
Kente cloth is becoming iconic. In the movie Black Panther Kente cloth was symbolic of T’challa and his royal family as role the King of Wakanda. But the appearance of Kente cloth in the film was just a reflection of how Hollywood is catching up with the pervasiveness of Kente in African and African-American … More Kente as a universal African symbol
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” 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
This video is from a special workshop that Kwasi Asare presented for the Arts Facet of Old Dominion Virginia Chapter, the Links, at a Washington, D.C. Boys & Girls Club. The workshop was part of a STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics) program developed by the Links organization. This kind of workshop is particularly … More Kente Workshop at a Washington, D.C. Boys & Girls Club