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Video: Tinariwen + TV On The Radio on The Colbert Report


Stephen Colbert conducts a fairly racist interview (but that's the joke or something) with members of OKA favs Tinariwen and TV on the Radio. The two groups then perform “Tenere Taqqim Tossam” off of Tinariwen's latest album Tassili. Okayafrica caught up with Tinariwen, AKA the nicest guys in the world, the last time they were in New York City. We're always curious how they reconcile their time in the concrete jungle with their lives in the desert - it's gotta take some mad patience.

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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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