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NYC: Nettle Record Release Party w/ Lamin Fofana


What: DJ/Rupture's group Nettle will be performing live in celebration of the release of El Resplandor: The Shining In Dubai — a cello, violin, guembri, guitar, and voice concept album remake of Stanley Kubrick's famed film (this time set in a luxury hotel in Dubai, U.A.E.). Lamin Fofana will also be spinning.

When/Where: Saturday, December 3rd @ Vaudeville Park in Brooklyn (L to Graham). "Mint tea, dates, and homemade deliciousness will be served." All details, plus a video of the group performing live with Imanaren below.

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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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