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Culture is at defines people and their identity. it relates to the language, verbal and non-verbal communication, expressions, food, clothing, dressing, rites of passage and experiences that bind people together.  Unlike tradition which is often at threat from modernity, culture can be dynamic.  it evolves, it influences neighbours but is also borrowed in a diverse community shaped by what is relevant within the environment and sometimes what is popular. whilst it people can be conditioned to accept the way in which things are done in a diverse community the flexibility of culture helps to create a mode for people, more acceptable and easier to negotiate by all.  so new ways of doing things emerge and are recognised to be part of a new culture that most aspire to practice,  But there are instances where it can be subject to misappropriation when a group takes and aspect of one culture tp promote as something that they have recently discovered or owned.

Fortunately, the new breed of diaspora Ghanaian now has a craving for our culture, the pride is being gradually restored. As they become more educated they become more culturally enlightened; they are becoming more adaptable even when they are in mixed marriages and they have become more confident to accept that they can meet the modern challenges of the 21st century without having to sacrifice their culture or what little their parents transferred to them. Some are leading a cultural revolution back in their countries of origin where they travel to find out more even to the point of enlightening those who are less confident now that we have the onslaught of the new religion.

Funerals, politics and social distancing: the Rawlings pickle

By |2020-12-27T00:14:16+00:00December 27th, 2020|Culture, Ghana, Politics, Society, Tributes|

  Funerals, politics and social distancing: the Rawlings pickle It would be in the spirit of Jerry Rawlings for him to have asked for a simple ceremony – but all the signs are that his burial will be a complex affair  4,629 5 minutes read Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Share via Email Print Sane Eteshi – [...]

Sod that: pickaxes, spades, and cutting the ‘sword’

By |2020-11-25T02:02:57+00:00November 24th, 2020|Culture, Ghana, Politics, Uncategorized|

https://asaaseradio.com/opinion/sod-that-pickaxes-spades-and-cutting-the-sword/ In the run-up to every election in Ghana, our politicians go into a frenzy of photo-opportunities, - sod cutting for all manner of projects, from the fanciful to the banal to those kept privy Sane Eteshi – Matters Arising Four years ago, President John Dramani Mahama was derided by [...]

Ubele Case Studies – Impact of COVID19 on Elders – Ade Sawyerr

By |2020-11-18T02:00:34+00:00September 13th, 2020|Britain, Culture, Race Equality and Diversity, Society|

https://www.ubele.org/covid19-case-studies ‘ I just wonder, how do our children  feel in a system where they are detached,  where  nothing is coming from them and yet they will be the resolution – I guess I have to believe our kids and our young people, will do well’- Ade Sawyerr   Name [...]

The Gadangme Internet Forum – A call to join

By |2020-08-30T00:31:13+01:00August 29th, 2020|Culture, Gadangme, Ghana, Society|

The Gadangme Internet Forum – A call to join - https://groups.io/g/gadangme   Over the course of the past two decades and counting, several incidents have caused concern within the GaDangme polity and there have been several who have sought to fan the flames of tribal discontent by starting to beat [...]

No Homowo in London this year, we are shielding from Corocoro

By |2020-08-17T02:30:36+01:00August 16th, 2020|Culture, Gadangme, Ghana, Society|

https://www.asaaseradio.com/culture/breaking-tradition-no-homowo-in-london-this-year/ No Homowo in London this year, we are shielding from Corocoro Awo Awo Awoo! Agban Ei, Bleku Tsɔɔ, Esu esu, Enam enam, Manye, Manye, Adiban Kpɔtɔɔ On Christmas Day last year I was challenged by a FACEBOOK friend to render AfehyiaPa in my mother tongue. She felt that all [...]

The revival of Jamestown Fishing Harbour

By |2020-07-19T03:53:25+01:00July 13th, 2020|Culture, Gadangme, Ghana|

https://www.asaaseradio.com/infrastructure/the-revival-of-james-town-fishing-harbour/ Born and bred in James Town, British Accra, I often wonder what is going on in that part of the world. I knew it as a part of Accra that is very little known to many people who live in Accra, but it happens to be the most interesting [...]

Easing the lockdown in cold(er) climes

By |2020-07-09T20:38:50+01:00July 9th, 2020|Britain, Culture, Ghana, Politics|

https://www.asaaseradio.com/news/world/easing-the-lockdown-in-colder-climes/ Easing the lockdown in cold(er) climes Our correspondent in England looks back to his own connection with Ghana’s electoral history . . . and forward to December Sane Eteshi – Matters Arising I could tell by listening to the BBC today that the ravages of “corocoro” and the lockdown [...]

2011, Year for People of African Descent

By |2019-11-01T23:45:43+00:00May 24th, 2019|Africa, Black Matters, Britain, Culture, Politics, Race Equality and Diversity, Society|

What are Black people in Britain to make out of this international year for people of African Descent?  - Ade Sawyerr The African Diaspora has been a reality for such a long time that we do not even think about its complexity and how it happened.  Slavery was definitely [...]

Going to the President to find a Chief?

By |2020-01-13T13:31:13+00:00January 18th, 2019|Culture, Gadangme, Ghana, Politics, Society|

Going to the President to find a Chief?  oberserber  community, culture, Gadangme, ghana, politics  January 18, 2019 3 Minutes I just read that some Ga chiefs went to Flagstaff House to ask the President of the republic of Ghana to come to their house and decide for them who will be their chief, the response was genuine and [...]

Where have all the ethnic Ga politicians in Ghana gone: must representation in parliament still be based on ethnicity and residency?

By |2019-11-26T22:38:05+00:00January 16th, 2019|Culture, Gadangme, Ghana, Politics, Society|

Where have all the ethnic Ga politicians in Ghana gone: must representation in parliament still be based on ethnicity and residency?  oberserber  black, Gadangme, ghana, ghana, politics, Uncategorized  January 25, 2019 11 Minutes This article was published in the Daily Statesman http://www.thestatesmanonline.com/index.php/politics/4420-where-have-all-the-ga-politicians-gone-part-i WHERE HAVE ALL THE GA POLITICIANS GONE? (PART I) ADE SAWYERR 16 JANUARY 2019 HITS: 139 POLITICS [...]

In praise of Kpele wontsemei – Marion Kilson

By |2019-06-26T01:29:35+01:00January 7th, 2019|Africa, Culture, Gadangme, Society|

In praise of Kpele wontsemei – Marion Kilson  oberserber  Uncategorized  January 7, 2019 2 Minutes In Praise of Kpele Wↄƞtsԑmԑi By Marion Kilson Caught by her god, Chosen messenger between god and human; Caught by her god, Defamed no more as childless and unschooled; Caught by her god, Crowned with the five corners of the [...]

Transformation by Marion Kilson

By |2019-06-29T01:32:59+01:00December 7th, 2018|Africa, Culture, Gadangme, Ghana, Society|

Transformation by Marion Kilson  oberserber  black, Gadangme, ghana  December 7, 2018 0 Minutes   Transformation By  Marion Kilson Brought from inner sequestration Into a guest-filled yard. Laid upon the ground at twilight; Lifted to the star— Not once but thrice. Distilled drink passes among guests; Each one whispers the name. Each one sips from a coconut. [...]

Time for Homowo again – 8th September 2018

By |2019-06-26T02:56:49+01:00September 17th, 2018|Black Matters, Culture, Gadangme, Ghana, Society|

Time for Homowo again – 8th September 2018  oberserber  black, community, culture, Gadangme, ghana, Uncategorized  September 7, 20184 Minutes Awo Awo Awo Awooooo!                 Mother oh Mother Agban ee                                             Agban the diety Bleku Tsor                                          Let Bleku rain/pour down Esu Esu                                               Water, plenty of Water Enam Enam                                        Fish, let us have a lot of fish manye Manye                                     Glory, [...]

Proverbial Gems: Book review of ABETEI – Modern Gadangme Emblems

By |2019-06-26T03:03:35+01:00June 2nd, 2018|Black Matters, Culture, Gadangme, Ghana, Society|

Proverbial Gems: Book review of ABETEI – Modern Gadangme Emblems  oberserber  black, culture, Gadangme, Uncategorized  June 2, 2018 4 Minutes   ABETEI – Modern Gadangme Emblems Created by Ishmael Fiifi Annobil, Totem ISBN 978 1 899151 08 0 2016 Proverbial Gems I have always been fascinated by Adinkra symbols that were popularized by Professor Ablade Glover with [...]

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