In December 2022, our creative director, Liara Barussi, revisited Ghana through the WAI fund. Liara attended conferences and events, including AfroNation, a pan-African festival celebrating the art and cultural experience of black people across the globe. As well as the Black Star Line festival, an intercontinental collaboration committed to fostering connections between people of African descent globally.
Founded by Vic Mensa and Chance the Rapper, the Black Star Line festival is a week-long series of events, including panel discussions, fine art exhibitions and nightlife events culminating in a large-scale concert at black star square in Accra.
The festival featured artists, intellectuals and influential individuals from around the world for an international celebration of global Blackness. A radical diasporic intersection of music thought and creativity at a moment when the African identity is evolving rapidly, with Ghana serving as a gateway to the continent.
This trip was part of our Future Creatives initiative, connecting Black Welsh creatives with a Pan African network of change makers.