Ugandan Kids Choir – Inspiring!

Sometimes you don’t know where inspiration will come from.

I am about to start a bucket drumming club with youth at the local Harvey Rice School in Cleveland on Tuesdays.  Since proclaiming that I would start such a club, I have been in need of a push – just a little nudge to give me some motivation.  I had no idea what was coming!

I was invited by a Sista of mine to attend a presentation of the Ugandan Orphans Kids Choir some months ago.  I received constant reminders about the upcoming show, but still didn’t quite remember.  That’s the busy life!  However, on the morning of the show, I got that final reminder and rushed out the door to find Imagine Academy in Cleveland’s Harvard neighborhood to see the performance.  As I pulled into the parking lot I felt this energy.  There were a number of cars parked as well as the large, nicely painted van for the Childcare Worldwide organization.  I was excited!

As soon as walked in the school auditorium, it was time for the show to start.  I would very soon find the inspiration that I needed.

Enjoy…

 
UgandanChoir

 

 akofena

African Games for African Self-Determination and Intellect

Great article. Asante sana!

African Blood Siblings

In the Service of our Ancestors and African Love,
Listen Seeker, I come in peace,

“Self-Determinant People Seek and Develop their own Peace, Possessions and Consciousness.” — African Blood Siblings Core Tenet

From Ethiopia to Kongo Mancala is a strategic numbers game. In Ancient Kamit, Senet combined luck and strategy in an exciting pasttime. Over a bowl of Joloff Rice two Africans are putting checkers to shame playing Yote. And among many curious minds the difficult magic squares are being made. Yet we colonized Africans play Call of Duty, Madden, Warcraft and the Sims, which not only pale strategically, but rely on us to think like them in order to succeed. Yet we the colonized will be the leaders? Only if we Sankofa first.

Chess (?) in Ancient Kamit

No people will truly be Self-Determinant without thinking like themselves (or as their ancestors thought.) The games assist. The games are…

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