My wife, Lyndal Asanempoka, and I, Ras Duah, began this journey, with family and friends, in 2009 when we formed Tanga Culture in Bolgatanga, capital of the Upper East Region of Ghana, for the Naming Ceremony of our daughter. The group continued from strength to strength and performed a year later at the Alliance Francais in Accra. In 2011 we moved to Australia and began to build our dream of sharing culture through the arts. We have a desire to build our Unity Craft Cooperative into a strong, international network that bridges the large geographical distance between West Africa and Australia. Through our various initiatives and endeavours we hope to not only nourish and enrich the communities we are a part of in Ghana and Australia but improve our community, family and friends in Bolgatanga through supporting education and health initiatives.
"That touched my heart, I really felt it." -- Jo, Northern Territory, Australia after playing group rhythms in a community drumming class
"Goodness, the colours are amazing and the fabric is such good quality." -- Marie, Northern Territory, Australia at the community markets
Unity Craft is an international cooperative of artisans, tailors, jewellers, musicians and philanthropists who believe in connecting across boundaries through arts and culture.
What we do
We are currently based in the Northern Territory of Australia, as well as Bolgatanga and Accra in Ghana.
We run various initiatives in both countries: -
- A community market stall in Katherine, soon to be operating in markets in Darwin too.
- African drumming and dance workshops for kids and adults.
- Managing a cultural troupe, Tanga Culture, in The Upper East Region of Ghana, West Africa.
- Philanthropic activities in Ghana.