I should have written this blog post long ago. Instead, here I am, announcing a project on the day it launches. Because, you know, life. Anyway.
Do you remember Kuukua Annan from the OTC short story series? Because I remember being asked why Kuukua’s cousin, Ntiwaa, always had to be in every story somehow. Well, for all you curious minds, here’s your answer: Green Green Grasses.
As soon as I finished writing Kuukua and the Magical Markers, I knew this podcast had to fokn camon. Approximately 1 year and 4 months since the conception of the idea, it’s about to go live!
Green Green Grasses is a scripted podcast, which means it’s entirely audio, but like, dramatic in a similar way as a play on a theater stage is dramatic. It’s 8 stories of Anansesem (you probably figured that out from the name if you grew up where I grew up), coming out every Wednesday (the Sacred Day of the Ananse, which you’ll know if you’ve read Kuukua’s stories) until the episodes finish. Each episode is loosely based on a Kuukua story in consecutive order. Real ones can probably figure out which folklore characters correspond with OTC characters.
Honestly, I think my only relevant roles in the GGG project were conception and scripting. Everyone else did all the important stuff. All my friends and their friends/relatives who agreed to voice act for this thing that they didn’t even fully understand yet, but somehow still killed their respective roles! My best friend, Tronomie, who, despite demonic afflictions, spent ages compiling, putting thought into audio effects, and mixing until he was probably sick of hearing everyone’s voices! I mean, I’d have gone mad if I’d had to play every line fifteen times just to get one thing right. Speaking of collaboration, GGG is being released under MoonSpider Productions, which is made up of literally two people: myself and Tronomie. OTC is an Akotowaa project, but GGG is a MoonSpider project. Does that make sense? It’s fine if it doesn’t, LOL.
Anyway, I’ve typed a lot. Watch the videos in my social media announcements, LOL. 🙂
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OTC: Green Green Grasses teaser! The first episode, “Why the Spider Uses its Web to Catch Food,” comes out this Wednesday, 24th Oct! Follow @moonspiderproductions on SoundCloud in preparation: soundcloud.com/moonspider, and tell a friend about the OTC site, akotowaaOTC.wordpress.com! Thanks, love you! 💜💜 Project details in previous Insta posts. … #ghana #ghanaiancreatives #ghanaianstorytelling #anansesem #greengreengrasses
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Starting this Wednesday, the max-10-min-long episodes of OTC: Green Green Grasses will come out every Wednesday for 8 weeks! 🕷 See previous & next post for more context, visit akotowaaOTC.wordpress.com for more details! Cc: @moonspiderproductions & @tronomie_. … #ghana #ghanaiancreatives #anansesem #greengreengrasses #ghanaianstorytelling
Episode 1, Why the Spider Uses Its Web to Catch Food, comes out TODAY at 5.30pm GMT. [Update: Since I know many of you probably think it’s too much work to go and find our SoundCloud via another post, here’s the link. Yes, it’s out.]