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Asase Ba podcast honours oral tradition and shines light on Ghanaian stories that are often untold or silenced. Hosted by Ghanaian Canadian Michelle. Join the conversation by using the hashtag #AsaseBaPod.

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Asase Ba podcast honours oral tradition and shines light on Ghanaian stories that are often untold or silenced. Hosted by Ghanaian Canadian Michelle. Join the conversation by using the hashtag #AsaseBaPod.

    History of Ghanaian Fashion and Hair ft. Asaaba

    History of Ghanaian Fashion and Hair ft. Asaaba

    History lover Asaaba joins Michelle to discuss Ghana and Gold Coast fashion, hair, and style from the 1800s to the present, photographs taken by colonialists vs. Ghanaians, Ghanaian photographers James Barnor and Felicia Abban, diversity of the Ga identity, the colonial origins of the kaba and slit, depicting our fashions through her 3D art, the importance of hobbies and more! 
    Join in on the conversation! Use the hashtag #AsaseBaPod.
     
    SUPPORT
    E-transfer or via PayPal to asasebapod@gmail.com. Thank you so much for your support.
     
    SOCIAL MEDIA
    Twitter
    https://twitter.com/AsaseBaPod
    Instagram
    https://www.instagram.com/asasebapod/
    TikTok
    https://www.tiktok.com/@asasebapod
     
    GUEST
    Asaaba is a history lover, occasional 3D artist, and feminist. She enjoys learning new things about her Ga heritage, Ghanaian history and about the many cultures of Ghana. Asaaba spends her free time tweeting about everything and nothing, and dreaming up her next 3D piece.
    Social Media
    https://twitter.com/AsaabaGH
    Website
    https://www.instagram.com/qimaraws/
    https://www.pinterest.ca/AsaabaGH/
     
     
    RELEVANT NOTES
    Season 1 Transcripts
    https://bit.ly/3eGiiDH
     
    EMAIL
    asasebapod@gmail.com 
     
    HOST
    This podcast is produced, edited and hosted by Ghanaian Canadian Michelle (pronouns: she/her). She is also the creator of the theme music.
     
    #ghanaian #ghana #podcast #african #africa #culture #ghanaianpodcast #africanpodcast #oraltradition  #oralhistory #canadian #goldcoast #ghanahistory






     
     

    • 1 Std. 2 Min.
    Non-Binary Concepts in Ghanaian Traditional Religions

    Non-Binary Concepts in Ghanaian Traditional Religions

    Michelle is back with a solo episode all about non-binary concepts in traditional Ghanaian religions! She discusses how they manifest within the Ga, Dagomba, Ewe, Akan and Dagaara traditional belief systems. Michelle chats about the various Creators within the different ethnic groups, in particular  Ataa Naa Nyongmo, Naawuni, Mawu, Onyankopong/Nyame/Asaase Yaa and Dagaara Gatekeepers.
    She also talks about LGBTQIA+ rights in Ghana, the proposed bill that's been drafted to criminalize queer people and advocacy in Ghana, and #KilltheBill. 
     #QueerGhanaianLivesMatter
     
    Join in on the conversation! Use the hashtag #AsaseBaPod.
     
    SUPPORT
    E-transfer or via PayPal to asasebapod@gmail.com. Thank you so much for your support.
     
    SOCIAL MEDIA
    Twitter
    https://twitter.com/AsaseBaPod
    Instagram
    https://www.instagram.com/asasebapod/
    TikTok
    https://www.tiktok.com/@asasebapod
     
    RELEVANT NOTES
    What’s Going on in Ghana
    https://www.theguardian.com/global-development/2021/jul/23/ghana-anti-gay-bill-proposing-10-year-prison-sentences-sparks-outrage
     
    Queer Organizations
    LGBT+ Rights Ghana https://www.lgbtrightsgh.org/

    Drama Queens https://www.instagram.com/dramaqueensgh/
    Silent Majority Ghana https://www.silentmajorityghana.com/
     
    Queer Activism in Ghana: An Ongoing Struggle (3 Part Series)
    https://medium.com/blmp/queer-activism-in-ghana-an-ongoing-struggle-e4663ef8f152 https://medium.com/blmp/queer-activism-in-ghana-an-ongoing-struggle-part-ii-15a6c1962e40 https://medium.com/@blacklooks/queer-activism-in-ghana-an-ongoing-struggle-part-iii-6006d1975697  
    Topic References and Info - Non-Binary Concepts in Ghanaian Traditional Religions
    Ga - Ataa Naa Nyongmo
    thegadangme.com/kpele
    https://kpakpatseweroyalfamily.wordpress.com/2011/09/07/religion-of-the-ga-people-of-ghana/ 
     
    Dagomba - Naawuni
    Thank you Aunty Priscilla!
     
    Ewe/Eʋe -  Mawu
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rx3Pe5wHJdE&ab_channel=TheEweHeritage
    https://tif.ssrc.org/2018/09/26/on-category-mistakes-and-androgynous-divinities/
    https://voncujovi-s.medium.com/working-ones-destiny-se-in-ewe-vodu-practice-31cf09011c16
     
    Akan - Onyankopong/Nyame/Asaase Yaa
    Book: Cloth as a Metaphor:” (Re)Reading the Adinkra Cloth by Kojo Arthur
    Book: The Quest For Spiritual Transformation. Introduction to Traditional Akan Religion, Rituals, and Practices by Nana Akua Kyerewaa Opokuwaa
     
    Dagaara Gatekeepers
    Book: Ancient African Teachings in the Ways of Relationships by Sobonfu Some
     
    Season 1 Transcripts
    https://bit.ly/3eGiiDH
     
    EMAIL
    asasebapod@gmail.com 
     
    HOST
    This podcast is produced, edited and hosted by Ghanaian Canadian Michelle (pronouns: she/her). She is also the creator of the theme music.
     
    #ghanaian #ghana #podcast #african #africa #culture #ghanaianpodcast #africanpodcast #oraltradition  #oralhistory #canadian #queerghanaianlivesmatter #killthebill






     

    • 37 Min.
    The Storytellers are the Farmers (Ancestral Ghanaian Foods) ft. Abena

    The Storytellers are the Farmers (Ancestral Ghanaian Foods) ft. Abena

    Researcher, writer and food consultant Abena joins Michelle to discuss ancestral Ghanaian foods. Abena talks about collecting the narratives of our ancestral foods, documenting the knowledge of farmers in Bolgatanga Upper East Region, valuing African traditions as equal, prioritizing the voices of residents, women farmers, how to NOT replicate colonial behaviours, how we can support small scale farmers and much more!
    Join in on the conversation! Use the hashtag #AsaseBaPod.
     
    SUPPORT
    E-transfer or via PayPal to asasebapod@gmail.com. Thank you so much for your support.
     
    SOCIAL MEDIA
    Twitter
    https://twitter.com/AsaseBaPod
    Instagram
    https://www.instagram.com/asasebapod/
    TikTok
    https://www.tiktok.com/@asasebapod
     
    GUEST
    Abena Offeh-Gyimah is a writer, a researcher, a food consultant, and an advocate for an indigenous food sovereignty system. Abena’s passionate about preserving indigenous plants, seeds, and seeks to work in collaboration with small scale African farmers to grow and preserve ancestral foods.
    Social Media
    https://www.instagram.com/livingtheancestralway/
    https://www.instagram.com/addablooms/
    Website
    https://abenaoffehgyimah.com/
    https://addablooms.com/
     
    RELEVANT NOTES
    Season 1 Transcripts
    https://bit.ly/3eGiiDH
     
    EMAIL
    asasebapod@gmail.com 
     
    HOST
    This podcast is produced, edited and hosted by Ghanaian Canadian Michelle (pronouns: she/her). She is also the creator of the theme music.
     
    #ghanaian #ghana #podcast #african #africa #culture #ghanaianpodcast #africanpodcast #oraltradition  #oralhistory #canadian #ancestralfoods #bolgatanga #ghanaianfarmers #food






     
     

    • 59 Min.
    The Person Behind the Voice (Michelle's Ghanaian Story)

    The Person Behind the Voice (Michelle's Ghanaian Story)

    Asase Ba is BACK with season 3! In this episode, get to know the host and voice behind this podcast: Michelle! Michelle talks about the importance of anchoring ourselves within our work, visibility in the social media era, her childhood in Kumasi, creative expression, intergenerational insights, Sankofa, ancestral wisdom, intentional communities, having Whitney Houston’s voice, reality TV, and much more.
    Join in on the conversation! Use the hashtag #AsaseBaPod.
     
    SUPPORT
    E-transfer or via PayPal to asasebapod@gmail.com. Thank you so much for your support.
     
    SOCIAL MEDIA
    Twitter
    https://twitter.com/AsaseBaPod
    Instagram
    https://www.instagram.com/asasebapod/
    TikTok
    https://www.tiktok.com/@asasebapod
     
    RELEVANT NOTES
    Season 1 Transcripts
    https://bit.ly/3eGiiDH
     
    EMAIL
    asasebapod@gmail.com 
     
    HOST
    This podcast is produced, edited and hosted by Ghanaian Canadian Michelle (pronouns: she/her). She is also the creator of the theme music.
     
    #ghanaian #ghana #podcast #african #africa #culture #ghanaianpodcast #africanpodcast #oraltradition  #oralhistory #canadian 






     

    • 37 Min.
    Season 3 of Asase Ba is Coming Soon!

    Season 3 of Asase Ba is Coming Soon!

    Season 3 of Asase Ba is dropping very soon! This season features a mixed bag of amazing conversations as well as some solo episodes! 
    Subscribe to hear when the official first episode drops!
    Join in on the conversation! Use the hashtag #AsaseBaPod.
     
    SUPPORT
    E-transfer or via PayPal to asasebapod@gmail.com. Thank you so much for your support.
     
    SOCIAL MEDIA
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/AsaseBaPod
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/asasebapod/
     
    EMAIL
    asasebapod@gmail.com 
     
    HOST
    This podcast is produced, edited and hosted by Ghanaian Canadian Michelle (pronouns: she/her). She is also the creator of the theme music.
     
    RELEVANT NOTES
    Season 1 Transcripts: https://bit.ly/3eGiiDH
     
    #ghanaian #ghana #podcast #african #africa #culture #ghanaianpodcast #africanpodcast #oraltradition #asasebapod #asaseba

    • 4 Min.
    Respect Personal Support Workers (Aunty Christabel's Ghanaian Story)

    Respect Personal Support Workers (Aunty Christabel's Ghanaian Story)

    In the Season 2 finale of Asase Ba, Michelle talks to Aunty Christabel about growing up in Accra, living in a compound house, the 80s in Ghana - Rawlings, curfew time, famine in Ghana, boarding school experiences. We also discuss the contradictions within the “land of opportunity” statement, her experiences working as a Personal Support Worker (PSW) including the difficulties, challenges, and disrespect she’s faced in her profession, what it looks like to be a PSW during the COVID-19 pandemic, and more.
    Join in on the conversation! Use the hashtag #AsaseBaPod.
    Asase Ba will return soon, follow the podcast on Twitter, Instagram, and subscribe to keep updated on when the show returns.
     
    SUPPORT
    E-transfer or via PayPal to asasebapod@gmail.com. Thank you so much for your support.
     
    SOCIAL MEDIA
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/AsaseBaPod
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/asasebapod/
     
    EMAIL
    asasebapod@gmail.com 
     
    GUEST
    Aunty Christabel
     
    HOST
    This podcast is produced, edited and hosted by Ghanaian Canadian Michelle (pronouns: she/her). She is also the creator of the theme music.
     
    #ghanaian #ghana #podcast #african #africa #culture #ghanaianpodcast #africanpodcast #oraltradition #elder #oralhistory #canadian #psw #personalsupportworker

    • 1 Std. 8 Min.

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