Blurred Lines

“The Black man certainly has to pay dear for carrying the White man’s burden.” – George Padmore, West-Indian Pan Afrikanist, 1936 “In the colonial society, education is such that it serves the colonialist …In a regime of slavery, education was but one institution for forming slaves.” – Statement of FRELIMO ( Mozambique Liberation Front) DepartmentContinue reading “Blurred Lines”

When Civilisations Collide

Being in Zimbabwe has revealed that the abundance of the Earth far surpasses the ignorance and spiritual poverty of the people. While the Earth yields its riches and the elemental spirits echo in our dreams and rituals, there are those who benefit and those who lose. The ones who benefit are not always the mostContinue reading “When Civilisations Collide”

Zulu Space Oddities: From Sun Ra to Lupe Fiasco

“Love and Light Interested me so That I dared to knock at the door of the cosmos” – SUN RA Arkestra There is music and there are artists that dare to throw caution to the wind, yet like a masterly boomerang wielder, ensure that whatever they throw windward returns exactly where they are. These artistsContinue reading “Zulu Space Oddities: From Sun Ra to Lupe Fiasco”

Mental Health, Creativity and Stigma

Mental health is a real challenge to our society, especially in the Black communities globally. It is also more prevalent within the Creative Arts communities, yet support is lacking. While we all grew up knowing someone who we called mad or crazy, and we would often tease them harshly, until it was in our ownContinue reading “Mental Health, Creativity and Stigma”

the idea of the idea

“If we are to understand the future of a people, we must appreciate its past. For the way of life of a people in any time and place is built out of past customs adapted to present circumstances and needs. This way of life is what anthropologists call ‘culture’. As anthropologists use the term, allContinue reading “the idea of the idea”

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