Today I’ll be attending the marriage of two of my longtime best friends, Christina and Davin. Enclosed is a video that I edited to play at the wedding. It’s basically our entire 5 year relationship summed up in 4 minutes.
Video and picture compilation of my Ghana experiences set to the song ‘Kolom’ by Buk Bak.
Yesterday afternoon, I left the house to eat at a local restaurant and then visit friends in Roman Ridge, where I used to live. Shortly after my plate of Thai noodles arrived, the power went out. I looked outside, noticing how ominous the sky had become during my meal…
Kente weaving is an ancient art, its roots dating before 3000 B.C. This past week Drew, Adriana, and I visited the largest kente village in Ghana – Tafi Abuife. Every child in this village of 3000 is taught the art of weaving kente upon reaching the age of seven – as a birthright, responsibility, and means of making money. The ‘click clack’ sound of looms can be heard across the village.
Tafi Atome Monkey Sanctuary is easily one of the most fantastic places I’ve been to in Ghana. After spending the night nearby at Wli waterfall, we bought $2 of bananas, hopped in a taxi, and made our way to the monkeys. These little guys awaited us…
Last week, Drew and Balthazar celebrated their 17th and 18th birthdays respectively. This spy themed video was filmed during the festivities.
Atirique, Tuepa, Adzogbo and Agbadza. Have no fear; I shall teach you how to pronounce the names of these dances upon my return.
Tour Guide: “There’s only a couple of water snakes in the pool; go ahead and swim.”
Avery (to the Tour Guide): “Will you be swimming?”
Tour Guide: “Are you nuts? There are snakes in the water!”
One note before watching this video: all five of my fingers are still intact. That being said, enjoy!
This video was taken near ‘La Market’ in Accra when I randomly happened upon a 40 year class reunion parade. The various clothing styles symbolize different secondary schools.