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AKWAABA CORNER is an independent artist project set up as a market stall to promote Ghanaian (West
African) arts and culture.
AKWAABA CORNER PROJECT is an independent artist enterprise set up as a market stall with a cultural community development philosophy in all projects we initiate that benefits Ghanaians back home and within Australia.
We promote Ghanaian (West African) arts, crafts and culture to inform and educated the wider audience through our products and African drumming and dance kids mini-workshops.
Our products are sourced from Ghana from NGO initiatives and small businesses. We have a community development ethos, which is to preserve and educate about our culture, and to financially support independent artists back in Ghana to sell their products, and also help the children to afford to go to school, as well as assisting our Ghana community in Melbourne through fundraising efforts.
Our products consists of Ghanaian arts, handcrafted items, clothes, fabric, stationary, greeting cards, wood carvings and gifts, African hair braiding, and mini kids African drumming and dance workshops.
The main co-founders, Emelia Otteng and Dominique Rada have come together with their combined knowledge, skills and experience in arts, community development, the Ghana life and culture to preserve and promote what we have and to educate the wider audience about our history in a fun and inspiring way.