From relationship troubles to power cuts. Someway Bi. Excellent portrayal of glimpses of day to day life in Ghana in M.anifest’s “Someway Bi” music video.
The Marley family continues to play their part to keep reggae evolving. Check out Sizzla in front of the Ghana flag backdrop in this video and look out for the dub step finale too. Dopeness. Jamaica looks a lot like Ghana here if you ask me.
and with our homegrown Afro-Dancehall, the link is getting stronger and stronger. Hold that thought for now.
A lot has happened since September 2011; when we went on an apparent hiatus from our then normal blogging routine. Aspecks is in Ghana now and will soon be unveiling our new operations in a plethora of arenas. ASPECKS Ghana is all about producing world-class Made-in-Ghana multi-media content as well as physical merchandise.
Look out for our maiden project AZONTO Ambassadors – The Azontomentary. Which is an in-depth feature length (77 minute long) documentary film on a now world-famous dance craze which originated in Ghana called Azonto. Check out an early draft of the film trailer below:
We feel that the Azontomentary project lives up to our ASPECKS tradition of Associated Separate People Exchanging Culture, Knowledge & Skills and works as an introduction to Ghanaian culture on a deeper level beyond the obvious dance connotations.
Details on the film’s release to follow shortly.
www.youtube.com/azontomentary for previews and outtakes
@azontomentary on twitter
Back in 2009 Aspecks featured a documentary entitled “In the Hands of Gods” where five British freestylers harnessed the power of their football skills to fund a trip to Argentina to meet Maradonna. Now, four Harvard graduates working together on a group project have taken the power of football literally and created the sOccket, a football that captures and stores energy during normal game play to be used to later to provide real, environmentally-friendly energy to power electrical appliances like LED lamps, water sterilization devices and mini refrigerators. This group project evolved into Uncharted Play, Inc. which was founded by Jessica O. Matthews and Julia C. Silverman as a platform to voice their belief in the power of play and the value of sustainable innovation. sOccket attempts to address the compelling energy needs of 1.5 billion people living without electricity. Every 15 minutes of play with the ball generates enough power to light up an LED lamp for 3 hours.
The Global Citizen Jam is to be a fundraising event seeking to raise money for Cais Maloka (a sustainable community project in Colombia) and the Aspecks Global Citizens Campaign (as Aspecks seeks to expand its operations to Accra, Ghana). The Global Citizen Jam will be held in Club Surya (156 Pentonville Road, London, N1 9JL by King’s Cross Station), which is an eco club completely furnished with recycled materials. The dancefloor lights are powered by kinetic energy and the whole club is powered from renewable sources!
The event will run from 9pm – 4am and entry will be £8 before 11pm and £10 after. The first 50 people will receive a FREE Aspecks t-shirt!!
There will be some live performances during the evening and a host of DJs spinning a wide variety of music genres from around the world. There will also be separate Merchandise Room where you will be able to find out more information about the Cais Maloka project and Aspecks t-shirts will be available to purchase along with merchandise and promotional material from featured DJs, artists, performers and promoters. A professional photographer and camera crew will film the event.
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