Why Jazz Still Isn’t Cool: The 2nd #BAMiversary in Review

Originally posted on Nicholas Payton:
It’s been almost 2 years since my legendary post On Why Jazz Isn’t Cool Anymore and many followup posts explaining exactly why in great detail, international conferences, videos, etc., and most folks still don’t get it. The great irony here is that for all the creative “improvisational” types that jazz…

This Blooming Logo explained

The Kemetic (Ancient Egyptian) symbol of Eternal Life, the Ankh has become a well recognized symbol globally. Like the Christian crucifix, it initially denoted a spiritual or religious sign with an intrinsic and esoteric meaning, but it has gradually become a kind of fashionable symbol. Some people just like the shape so they create various ornaments andContinue reading “This Blooming Logo explained”

The Essence of the Arts: Its a Kind of Magic

“Magic consists of KNOWING the correct, exact gesture, word, pronunciation, all at the correct time; if these are not so, the system will not work. Those who go against nature may do so for a short time, but will undergo the correction of nature at their own peril.” – Ancient  Kemetic (Egyptian) Proverbs, On RightContinue reading “The Essence of the Arts: Its a Kind of Magic”

Ingoma and the death of ego

Love and Light, Thokoza, Hutuapo or Hotep … These are some of the words that we usually use to greet each other whenever we chat with my Spiritual brothers, either Eugene Skeef, Nduduzo Makhathini, Madoda Mditshwa, Zwelibanzi Dlamini and a few others. We do not use typical greetings because we are not typical. There is nothingContinue reading “Ingoma and the death of ego”

Seasons As Teachers

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