The increased migration of Africans and the global growth of hip hop culture has seen a dynamic new generation of Pan Africanism emerge.
Ghana's history shows a strong connection between music and politics that has evolved over six decades.
Kwame Nkrumah and Ali Mazrui associated nuclear weapons with imperialism and racism, but proposed different approaches to address the problem they present.
Compared to other politicians who tend to be indirect and evasive, Nkrumah was direct, explicit and assertive.
For Africans and diasporans, learning about their heritage is important. But it remains to be seen how this will translate into a sustained continental and diasporan engagement.