Ashante Celebration on the Volta

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Ashante Celebration on the Volta

Kwami Bakoji Foryner, adult

Ghana, West Africa



In this painting Kwami is showing the rich pagentry of the Ashante people. Kumasi, Kwami’s home town is Capital of Ashante land and the tribal traditions are very much a part of every day life. This painting depicts a funeral procession where it is traditional that people sing, dance and drum all night long to mourn and celebrate the passing of a loved one.


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