The Kenteverse is a multifaceted Art, Design & Music project exploring Kente’s innate power to create. I’m primarily using sounds sampled from the loom during the weaving process to generate new Kente designs and experiences.

When I started this project, I thought I was merely observing and dissecting the anatomy of Kente. I wasn’t aware of the fact that I was peering into a whole universe, The Kenteverse. Sound & Rhythm drove me here, and they’ve been my main points of contact in understanding the numerous locations within this universe. Language, History & Fashion are just some of the areas I’ve gained access to during my time here.

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Kente Cloth Weaving Among The Asante In Ghana
Elizabeth Bergen

Rhythms of Life, Songs of Wisdom
Roger Vetter

Rhythms of Power: Royal Drumming In Aburi-Akuapem, Ghana
Alexander Lyon Gelfand

The Kente Weavers of Ghana
Jessica Smulders Cohen

The Evolving Art of Ashanti Kente
Mariama Ross And Joe Adu-Agyem

Material Matters: Black Radical Aesthetics And The Limits of Visibility
Sampada Aranke

Our Worlds Are at War
Ailton Krenak and Maurício Meirelles

Crossing Over
Christopher Laird Wallace

Symbols of Power: Adinkras and the Nature of Reality
S. James Gates Jr.

Jazz Conciousness: Music, Race & Humanity
Paul Austerlitz