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Audio: Mo Kolours, "Biddies"

Listen to Mo Kolours' Drum Talking EP single "Biddies"

Half-Mauritian, UK-based percussionist and singer Mo Kolours' Drum Talking EP is rub-a-dubbed-out, Sega-inspired downtempo chillness. Backed by global beat detective Gilles Peterson, the single "Biddies" is a wavy, chant-laced, earth tribute to the future; a sound reminiscent of a beachy ritual carried on until the picturesque Mauritian sunrise.


Sega, a music originally improvised for dance, dirges and local religion by slave communities of Mauritius, Reunion and Seychelles, is the product of European and African influences that eventually spread throughout the South West Indian Ocean and is now a popular genre. Sega, danced without the feet ever leaving the ground, can be seen in this old footage.

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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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