The Adinkra Symbols – Funtunfunefu Denkyemfunefu (siamese crocodiles)


Funtunfunefu Denkyemfunefu (siamese crocodiles), symbol of democracy and unity

The Siamese crocodiles share one stomach, yet they fight over food. This popular symbol is a remind that infighting and tribalism is harmful to all who engage in it.

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This is a symbol of  democracy and unity in a diverse environment.  These reptiles share a common belly, yet they fight over food. There is urgency in implementing this ideology: the union of people from different cultural backgrounds must achieve commonly shared objectives despite their divergent views and opinions about the way of life. The symbol stresses the importance of democracy in all aspects of life. It also encourages inclusiveness, and naturally discourages discrimination.

“Wish No More” by Queen Nzinga Maxwell


love life
live love
live to love to love to live

this is where I now feel
ended the need to feed on…

once weakened by my fear to be
and more than I could see

why?
thought I did not deserve
now

I feed on…

me

nourishment to my soul
blood’s warmth falls between my legs
the kind of passion that never grows cold

my womb is bold
cause these ancient mysteries

vowed never to be told

but that healing…

…from within?

so why want more
if what I have is enough

I dream
but not wish
cause wishes abbreviate my dreams
all i wish to be

is already written in my destiny
so why fear?
why wish?
sish
say no more!

Leaders | Nas & Damian Marley ft Stephen Marley


I dedicate this to my dad, and to all those who have and still give me direction. Thanks and Bleasings.

 

09/16/13 Dub Poetry, Spoken Word & Afrikan Beat


16 set

Queen Nzinga & Aruko Wakía
Dub Poetry, Spoken Word & Afrikan Beat
El Sotano en El Solar, calle 3, avenida 11
Barrio Amón, San José
info: 2221 2302
cover: Free / Gratis

“Afrokon: WombVoliushan Poetry” Book & CD only $30

The Adinkra Symbols – GYE NYAME


GYE NYAME: ‘ Except God (I fear none).’

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Symbol of the omnipotence and the omnipresence of God. (Fear no one, except God.)

From the Akan aphorism “Abode santann yi firi tete; obi nte ase a onim ne ahyease, na obi ntena ase nkosi ne awie, gye Nyame.”

Literal translation: “This great panorama of creation dates back to time immemorial; no one lives who saw its beginning and no one will live to see its end, except God.”

The symbol reflects the Akan belief of a supreme being, the creator who they refer to by various names, e.g., Oboadee, Nyame, Onyankopon Twereampon .

 

09/16/13 Dub Poetry, Spoken Word & Afrikan Beat


16 set

Queen Nzinga & Aruko Wakía
Dub Poetry, Spoken Word & Afrikan Beat
El Sotano en El Solar, calle 3, avenida 11
Barrio Amón, San José
info: 2221 2302
cover: Free / Gratis

“Afrokon: WombVoliushan Poetry” Book & CD only $30

The Adinkra Symbols – AKOMA


AKOMA: “the heart,” or patience and tolerance

AKOMA

The Akoma Adinkra symbol looks exactly like a heart, but it represents more. The akoma “heart” symbol represents patience, goodwill, faithfulness, endurance and tolerance. According to the Agbo people group, when a person is said to “have a heart in his stomach,” that person is very tolerant.

The Akoma symbol is very popular in weddings throughout Ghana, and it’s not hard to see why.

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Who is the Nigger? | James Baldwin


Charlie Chaplin | A MESSAGE FOR ALL OF HUMANITY | (speech from the movie “The Great Dictator”)