music and its dance ~ an Africa-centered s/hero's journey perspective

Posts tagged ‘call-response motif’

Emcees ~ Unmasking the Trickster Deity

“With this breath I thee wed, my true nature… my forever… my being. With this breath I say ‘yes,’ and I embrace that which is real within me ~ All that is great within me; all that is beautiful; all that is self-love and gratitude; all that is divine…” (Dion Mial / Michael Bernard Beckwith – lyrics)

In Africa the word is endowed with the generative potential of a seed through the concept of nommo ~ spirit breathing life into the universe through its audible articulation or call. (more…)

“The Language You Cry In” …oral-aesthetic musings

“Everybody come… Everyone come together… / The grave is restless. The grave is not yet at peace…” (translation) (more…)

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