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Video: The Soil 'Baninzi"

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God and music are hardly strange bedfellows: some musicians identify themselves as divine vessels, songwriters incorporate religious imagery into their lyrics on a regular basis — and gangsta rappers have been rocking crucifixes for as long as the genre’s been around. A little more unusual, however, is when a group counts "The Creator of All" as a member of the band. But that’s what The Soil believes.

The four-person (one "spiritual" person and three physical) acapella group with members hailing from Soweto makes an original brand of traditional township style music blended with elements of jazz, afropop and afrosoul. The group calls their musical variety Kasi soul – honestly, you can call it whatever you want, but this music feels good. Give it a listen above!

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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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