Kumasi Local Customs

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    Cassava Beer

    by Twan Written Jun 11, 2013
    Ruut Extra

    Guinness Ghana Breweries Ltd (GGBL), Ghana’s only total beverage business, has launched a new home-grown beer called Ruut Extra Premium Beer.

    Being Ghana’s first cassava beer, Ruut Extra Premium Beer is brewed from the “very best local raw materials” sourced from around the country and is an authentic beer with a pleasant aroma and a distinctive refreshing taste.

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    Besease Shrine # 5

    by grets Written Jan 13, 2007

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    Drums were traditionally used for communication in Ashanti culture, prior to the mobile phone! One of the four rooms in the traditional shrine was dedicated to the drummers, with excellent acoustics coming from the plain walls.

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    Besease Shrine # 3

    by grets Written Jan 13, 2007

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    Nana Yaa Asantewaa – the old lady who so bravely fought against the British came here to pray prior to declaring war. This contributes to the fact that the shrine is considered extremely sacred to the Ashanti.

    A typical Ashanti shrine is made up of four buildings surrounding a central courtyard. Three of the buildings have raised floors and are open to the courtyard, one is for the drummers, the opposite being for the accompanying singers and the third is utilized as a kitchen where meals were prepared for the gods.

    The main shrine, the fourth building, will have closed walls or lattice work to allow ventilation. Only the priest and his attendants are allowed inside.

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    Besease Shrine # 2

    by grets Written Jan 13, 2007

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    Inside the compound were found a number of tortoises, mainly hiding under the bush until the guide unceremoniously dragged them out and tried to encourage them to walk.

    Like many other cultures, the Ashanti worship the tortoise, and will never hurt or kill a tortoise.

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    Besease Shrine # 4

    by grets Written Jan 13, 2007

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    The bones and spinal column of animals sacrificed here to appease the spirits are kept as decoration on the wall, with many sanctified meanings.

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    Besease Shrine # 1

    by grets Written Jan 13, 2007

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    The Isop plant

    Outside the shrine is a tree – the Isop plant: the leaves are soaked in water, and the liquid used for purification prior to praying at the shrine.

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