Wednesday, 16 September 2020
Saturday, 12 September 2020
Today we pay tribute to the Legend that was Toots Hibbert. The passing of a musical legend like Toots, who left us with some of the finest music from the beautiful Carribean Island of jamaica, whose music found its way into so many of our homes growing up, is never easy. We will never forget, and give thanks for the gift that he left us with.. Travel well indeed
Friday, 11 September 2020
I had never known much of Frida Kahlo. A purchase I had made arrived this week, but my order was inaccurate. The T-Shirt I was expecting did not arrive, Instead, I receievd a T Shirt with the image of Frida Kahlo. 'What the heck?' was my 1st thought... arghhh!? However. for some reason, I decided to look into who Frida was, and almost instantly knew that what I had initially viewed as a mistake, was a 'mistake' I was pleased with. In fact, perhaps more meaningful than what I had originally wanted.
Wednesday, 9 September 2020
Motivators, pastors, speakers, healers etc, all have a place in society. Yet is it now fair to say that the expolitation and manipulation of African people across the African continent has reached a tipping point? How long will we sit and watch human beings almost mindlessly follow the instructions of a man (usually men) who claim to hear from god, or be a 'man of god', only for those same people to find themselves in precarious positions, broke, disheartened or spiritually lost. Ordinarily, what some pastors get up to doesn't bother me at all, as I'm a firm beleiver in adult freedom of choice, and those who follow these 'leaders' do so at their own will. However...... Increasingly, religious intolerance towards those who dare to question, have an opinion, or even show concern, can be seen in commenets, videos, and basic daily attitudes. I, along with many others, have watched, followers of some pastors do rather odd things such as 'eating grass' , drinking pastors dirty bath wateer, laying flat as a pastor steps on their backs, taken a good beating from a pastor, weve also seen the groping and rubbing of private parts male and female, and ok, do you remember the 'holy semen' shenanigans? Yes we may laugh at the time, but large swathes of communities are being lost to this mental and spiritual genocide, and that really is no laughing matter. This video - didn't make me laugh at all. In fact I found it was absolutely appaling. Now I watch popular broadcaster and vlogger Daddy Freeze from time to times time, and nothing he has said (that I have heard) warrented such a nasty, arrogant, and vile attack, especially from a so called 'man of god'. 'Daddy Freeze'
Monday, 7 September 2020
[must watch] A very interesting documentary on the capture of Art across the continent. Art is life. This art is an essential narrative of the culture/s of arfican peoples. Stories of love, conquest war, families, kingdoms. Art, as music, provides a firm foundation in our quest for knowledge. Beautifully portrayed and uniquely crafted by the wonderfully tallented and gifted amoung us. We must continue to patronize and love our art. Hold our creative industries in high regard. Afterall, artists are the custodians of history, and of culture. Take me to Benin - I am there! - the beuty of the Benin Bronze is enchanting! Will this art help to heal and restore our fractureed communities... Art, as music, retains a superior power, within which, anything is possible