Sunday, February 10, 2008


Feb 8th, 2008

This trip is something very special. I just can't film everything, but I have to express...
I met a high priest of a small village in the mountains, hand lunch with some business men and a member of Parliament. I've seen the underground music and film movements. Some of the things I'm seeing here are staggering.
Being up in the mountains was the best thing for me. We stopped in a small town where the most beautiful roosters were walking free. Women sat on stoops pounding FuFu (pounded plantains and casava that I just can't get enough of. Be weary people people I'm coming back a fat man but with a reason to get in shape- I'll explain later). We visited a football academy where the some of the best young players train to represent their country. Oh and the country pride here is really a beautiful thing that is foreign to me as well- more on that. damn there is so much in me and so little time. please subscribe and keep coming back because its going to take me a while to express everything in the right way.

oh and check out this artist Wanluv the Kubolor he is the truth.


Tuesday, February 5, 2008

Hot boys of the dance

these are the hot boys- I like to call em- of the dance.

more on the Mosquitoes

Them suckers get you right through your jeans...

Let us pray

Christianity is BIG in Ghana. it is evident everywhere from rallies on empty lots to church services everyday all day to biblical phrases on the back windows of cabs and buses to businesses with names like "God Save Us Barbers" and "The Blood of Jesus Hair Salon".

Monday, February 4, 2008


Still adding pictures when I can find a connection fast enough to upload em. video coming soon.

Ghana Pics

Ghana v. Nigeria

So we went to see the Ghana v Nigeria game. This was a little different then the game we went to before. There is a major rivalry between these nations. Some in Ghana feel that there is crime in Ghana only because of the Nigerians in the country. So what was exciting and fun when we went and saw the Ghana v. Morocco game was frightening at this Nigeria game.

While Nigeria was up one nill, a few shoving matches happened in the stands and believe me when you go to a game make sure you wear clothes you don't mind getting wet because you will be drenched with water during a goal.

Ghana tied the game right before half time and the crowd roared from then, through half time, until the teams came back onto the field. I've never seen anything like it.

It's damn good thing Ghana won cause I think there would have been a riot. We had a hard enough time getting out of there as it was.

Africa Hot

Son it is HOT!
I keep wanting to say, "Damn, it's hot like Africa out here" but it is Africa. So the only thing I can compare it to is hell I guess. Its been about 95 or more for over a week now. I'm kinda looking forward to coming back to the cold of a New York winter. Never thought I'd say that.
In NY when I went for my shots the doctor warned me about the mosquitoes. She also tried to get me to take about 15 shots, none of which were covered by my insurance. Since I've been here it's easy to see how people really discourage you from coming here. there is this fear instilled about Africa for some reason, Im not sure what.
It still reminds me of Queens just a whole lot hotter.
So yeah there are a lot of mosquitoes. I had a fight with one in the bathroom the other day. it wasn't letting me... well, it just wouldn't leave. I actually thought it was a hornet. it was that big! It was black and yellow and I just couldn't kill it no matter what I tried. Eventually it just flew out the room. Later a friend who I had described to it to told me that was a mosquito. I love you Africa but damn!
The Mosquito problem isn't as bad as it could have been if I would have come during the rainy season. It's the dry season now. From what I hear it's hard to even go outside during the rainy season.
We interviewed an elder who had recorded a song about the Mosquitoes back in the day. The song praises the Mosquito as the true reason the white man hasn't taken over all of Africa. Evidently along with Kwame Nkhurma, the mosquito is credited with chasing the english out of the Gold Coast (Ghana).

With that said, I don't mind swatting mosquitoes if it means living free.