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

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Master Drummers ~ The Gods Are Awake!

Mother Africa

Mother Africa

“Strummin’ my pain with his fingers, singin’ my life with his words… Killin’ me softly with his song…” (Roberta Flack).  

In Africa it is said that each person has a rhythm to which they alone dance.  Women of certain groups will gather around an expectant mother to pray and meditate until they hear “the song of the child.” Abbreviated in the name that child will be given, this song is chanted in the village to begin their education after they are born. (more…)

Update + Dr. Molefi K. Asante announcement

I begin this post with a special thank-you to all who have stopped by my blog to read a post or more, accidentally or on purpose; and to those who have felt moved enough to subscribe and/or provide feedback. Not only has your input been helpful in refining ideas, but it encourages me to keep this discussion alive. Asante sana! (more…)

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