KWABENA Archive

  • Just as what came to be called Zero Anthropology made its first meager start, Dr. Roi Kwabena passed away, and very suddenly. For years we had corresponded, sent each other...

    Roi Kwabena, the Original Zero Anthropologist

    Just as what came to be called Zero Anthropology made its first meager start, Dr. Roi Kwabena passed away, and very suddenly. For years we had corresponded, sent each other...

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  • Cascadura: Colonial, Local, Cosmopolitan Roi Kwabena’s spoken word poem, "Cascadura," begins "simply" enough, by representing a version of the locally famous Trinidadian legend, that bestows magical power on the cascadura...

    Cascadura by Roi Kwabena

    Cascadura: Colonial, Local, Cosmopolitan Roi Kwabena’s spoken word poem, "Cascadura," begins "simply" enough, by representing a version of the locally famous Trinidadian legend, that bestows magical power on the cascadura...

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  • This is my animation of a musical spoken word poem by my late friend and collaborator, Dr. Roi Kwabena. The piece is titled “Deep Obeah” and is perhaps the most...

    Deep Obeah by Roi Kwabena

    This is my animation of a musical spoken word poem by my late friend and collaborator, Dr. Roi Kwabena. The piece is titled “Deep Obeah” and is perhaps the most...

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  • A production of “West India,” a musical spoken poem of my late friend and collaborator, Dr. Roi Kwabena, from his Y42K album. This video plays on the weight of Eurocentric...

    West India by Roi Kwabena

    A production of “West India,” a musical spoken poem of my late friend and collaborator, Dr. Roi Kwabena, from his Y42K album. This video plays on the weight of Eurocentric...

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  • The feature here is the late Dr. Roi Kwabena’s musical spoken poem, Sour Chutney, from his hypnotic Y42K album, an unrecognized treasure in my view, where every one of his...

    Sour Chutney by Roi Kwabena

    The feature here is the late Dr. Roi Kwabena’s musical spoken poem, Sour Chutney, from his hypnotic Y42K album, an unrecognized treasure in my view, where every one of his...

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