Buzzing with the adrenaline inducing sounds of Jungle inna mi newly dread-less hed … I remain in awe of Music, its healing and revealing powers … feeling great and newly liberated but still feeling rather weird … the music helps …heals visible and invisible wounds …and as Marley sang “When it hits u feel noContinue reading “Phinda Ufak’ugesi: For The Love of the Electronic Sound”
“Turn me inside out so my bones can save me” -Lhasa
Life thrives in the light of being. Life can also thrive in the dark. Like life, art must be felt, in all that words multitudes of meanings. To hear a Bob Marley song, such as Get Up, Stand Up or Redemption Songs, or to view Gerald Sekoto’s paintings and to watch and experience Musa Hlatshwayo’sContinue reading “Art is Life”
Background: What differentiates the music of Odd Future Wolf Gang Kill ’em All Gang, Danny Brown, The Brother Moves On, Jedi Mind Tricks, Babes Wodumo, Lira, Nduduzo Makhathini, Black Coffee, Poor Righteous Teachers, Beyonce or Bokani Dyer ? Besides the varying levels of musicality, attention to detail or lack thereof and the labels that areContinue reading “what music is and is not”
Sound Escapades from the indomitable Pan African Space Station.
https://wordpress.com/stats/day/amareflections.wordpress.com In this article I briefly discuss the pros and cons of Afrikan peoples embrace and assimilation into the religion and cultural artifacts and practices of ancient Israel. I am fully aware that there are many Black people who since the late 50’s began calling themselves African Hebrew Israelites and of the existence of theContinue reading “Heavens So Far Yet So Near”
“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”