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Audio: Cut Chemist "Adidas to Addis"


I've been following Cut Chemist ever since I saw him do the unimaginable on two turntables years ago. Since then he's worked with countless artists and done remixes for some of hip hop's most notable acts. This new project, however, is inspired by his 2009 concert with Ethiopian music legend Mulatu Astatke. In case you are unfamiliar, check out OKA's in-depth interview with the legend here. This new CC track, properly titled “Adidas to Addis,” is a cut off his upcoming album. Check it out!

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How Relocating to Ghana Helped Reinvigorate Jewelry Designer Aisha Asamany's Work

Moving to Ghana gave Aisha Asamany's luxury jewelry brand, inspired by Adinkra symbols that traditionally project strength, fearlessness, love and power, renewed verve to tell personal stories of her growing clientele.

In 2019, the government of Ghana made a global splash with its Year of Return initiative – the campaign sought to encourage the African diaspora to return home to the continent, specifically to Ghana.

Linked to the 400th year commemoration of the first recorded landing of slaves in the United States, it became a launchpad for the Ghanaian government to convince Black people around the world to permanently settle in the West African country.

Aisha Asamany, a corporate management consultant for high-profile UK financial institutions turned self-taught luxury jewelry designer was one of many who heeded the call, trading in the corporate life for a spiritual and an entrepreneurial journey – one of joy, appreciation, and representation in her fatherland.

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