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2019

Playlist Session with Shefroyan & Teochronic

Dance and movement has always been a part of music and rhythm, thus we turned our shop space into a make-shift studio with eccentric professional dancers Shefroyan & Teochronic. So, Instead of having mirrors like the way various indoor dance studios have, our display Windows became an impromptu screen for folks to see how the ladies got down(very sure they could see themselves from the inside aye!!). Dancing in a way connects the movement of bodies to the numerous vibrations coursing through this plane of existence, and yes these ladies showed us that. They even had quick dance tutorials for those in the mood to move & shake their bodies(We didn’t come here to play oo). As usual the house rules applied, drinks in hand and attentive ears to what the heck was going on. Their playlist included everything from the Afrobeats to old school Hip-Hop, which in a way captures how dance worms its way into all forms of expressive art. All in all, it was a really dope event and we look forward to doing something like this sometime soon. Thank you Ladies!

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We're not here to play! The stories of our space need to be told properly, and we're committed to doing our part. Our monthly listening sessions is where the creative people in #accracity share their stories and playlist with other amazing people. The energy is organic and the conversations are real. Last Saturday's session with @shefroyan & @teochronic was something else. Watch out for the podcast and their playlist. Big shouts to our partners who make the magic happen: @lokkohouse @artlifematters @dj_vimtinz 🎥@bra_nanayaa #accracity #accraghana #acnplaylist #contemporarydance #accra #westafrica #ghana #fortheculturebytheculture #accraurban #accraagenda #accracitynice #lokkohouse #artlifematter19 #yearofreturn2019 #yearofreturn #africa #africandance

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Art Water II

Visual Artist Midichi turned our warehouse into a brilliant display of amazing art pieces from various talented artists across the city. The contemporary art community in Ghana is steadily growing with the help of the internet serving as a key catalyst. Artists that we would on other occasions not have heard of or overlooked are now emerging to create eye catching art pieces that are both intruiging and interesting to behold. Artists like Artsoul kojo, Kwame Kyei, Hanson Akatti, Kpe Innocent and many others showcased their art paintings. This is the 2nd edition of the Art Water exhibition and from the way things turned out we are going to have an Art Water III in the not so distant future.

HipHop Playlist session with Yoyo Tinz

Our Hiphop playlist sessions with Accra City Nice are always lit!(No doubts about that!!), this time around we had Yoyo Tinz come through on the 4th of October with some jamming songs on their playlist. Honestly, it was kind of like a pre-jam party to the Yoyo Tinz festival that happened afterward. We got to listen to some new music from upcoming artiste Afrochale also from the Yoyo Tinz camp, yup! it was definitely good vibes.

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Last week's talk with @accracitynice And @yoyotinz for the hip hop festival 😎😊😊 credit: @yoyotinzfestival… Guess who’s baaaack? your favourite hip hop outfit, yoyo tinz returning from 9th to 13th October with the second edition of the #yoyotinzfestival. Of course, we came along with our GOAT, whose steeze has switched up a little bit, to reflect this year’s focus on dance. Go get your dance sneakers ready and follow yoyo tinz festival on social media to get all the details about venue, line up and ticketing. : : #yoyotinz #yoyotinzfestival #fortheculture #thegoat #simplyhiphop #accra #ghana #westafrica #hiphop #africa #yearofreturn #hiphopculture #ghanahiphop #urbanculture

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The Black Sheep Rave

September ended with the Black Sheep Rave in collaboration with The Weird Cult. Oh, it was simply an awesome event. The Weird Cult really pulled this one off and made this event a really fun experience. New school artist $pacely of LaMeme gang fame came through to rave with us and I mean we raved all through the night chale. Drinks, snacks and back to back playback of good music, everything anyone expects from a good ol’ rave. Chale we speed!!

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Violence Against women march

Dozens of women in the capital marched to protest the brutal violence that has been happening this the country for a long time now. Ever since the #metoo movement began, women all over the world have found their voice and are coming out in their numbers to speak out against the horrific acts of violence against women. The march climaxed with a vigil at the Elle lokko warehouse and saw a number of women share their personal stories of hurt and pain.

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The Pop Shop, a fashion waste initiative

Yup! Our own fashion waste reduction initiative is running again this time in a brand new space. We had mad fun as folks came around to shop and vibe with us. This time around we had a Polaroid moment thanks to our lovely friend Edinam Azumah. The Pop Shop is open Monday-Friday from 10am-7pm, pass through whenever you are around.

 

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@thepopshopgh tomorrow @ellelokko 😎 !!

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