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The Asante Empire

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Greg Jenner is joined by historian Dr Augustus Casely-Hayford OBE and comedian Sophie Duker to explore the incredible Asante Empire. We learn the roots of Ghanian heritage including storytelling, fabric, food, music and using rhythm as communication. And we hear how centuries of traditions across the empire came together to protect the most sacred symbol of power in the Asante Kingdom from the hands of the British during the War of the Golden Stool.

Produced by Cornelius Mendez
Script by Greg Jenner and Emma Nagouse
Research by Lloyd Roberts

A production by The Athletic for BBC Radio 4.

Published on Friday, 19th February 2021.

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