I first learned about the rock paintings at Jilik when I read Mr. Mahmoud Malik Saako’s paper on the subject of promoting the sites as tourist destinations in Northern Ghana. He identified the site as Tang-piok and said it was near Bunkpurugu and Gilik. After studying Google Maps, I found a village named Jilik not […]
Learn about the incredible ancient rock paintings found along the cliffs of northern Ghana’s Gambaga Escarpment. In addition to the Tusugu (Tusik) and Gingana sites, a new site at Kpatritinga (near Sakogu) has been documented by William Haun.
Here are a few of my favorite West African albums that came out in 2017.
On our trip up to Burkina Faso with Heidi’s parents we made a stop at SWOPA – the Sirigu Women’s Organization for Pottery and Art. Just outside the village of Sirigu, the arts centre offers tours, workshops and a gift shop where you can learn about this traditional art form of the Kasena people. Women […]
The last two times I was here, I connected with a young man my age who is the town’s resident artist. His name is Mahamadou Mumuri but he goes by the nickname “Boyz2Men.” His art work is seen all over town in the form of commercial signage. He paints murals, signs, and does hand lettering […]
I often visit a great website called “The Mindful Eye.” It is an online photography community that features articles, tutorials, podcasts, and forums on all things photographic. One of their best features is The Daily Critique; every couple days they post a video where a professional photographer offers constructive criticism on a photo that was […]
I went on an excursion today with Dr. Femke Veldman, Elisabeth Faile, and two nurses. We headed to Nakpanduri to meet two local healers (herbalists, witch doctors, what ever you want to call them) and find out about their medicines and techniques. I’ll write more on that later. This post is about the amazing art […]
This image is dedicated to my expectant sister-in-law, Annie.