After visiting the Yoga exhibit at the Cleveland Museum of Art (CMA), I have come to the realization of a divine truth. Enlightenment, on whatever level, is inevitable. I ask the question: Is death truly our greatest fear? I would never want to believe that, but I have recently witnessed some things that may convinced … Continue reading Body Talk: A Yoga Experience
The past few months have been a bit of a challenge. In fact, this whole year thus far has been more than a challenge, but I am thankful in the moment. In late April I lost the earthly presence of a friend and brother Rayshawn D. Armstrong a.k.a Jigg a.k.a. Da Ghost, Most Wanted Trapped in … Continue reading The Warrior Poet – a tribute to Da Ghost
On one of several trips to Detroit, MI, I had the honor of meeting and speaking at length with Dayami Dabl, owner of Mbad's African Bead Museum (mbad.org). It was such an enlightening experience and we took many photos and notes on our conversation. Here are some camera shots from the visit (find the complete … Continue reading The Motor City – A Deeper Perspective
Just wanted to share this amazing poem by the late Henry Dumas, who was called an "absolute genius" by Toni Morrison. Additional Resources: .
So, after a small hiatus (it seems), Umojah Nation hit the stage this past weekend at Jilly's in Akron and we had an amazing time. I have so much fun with my band mates, we are such a family, and in many ways this has helped sustain my inner being. I have had periods of … Continue reading On the Ngoma Vol. 2 – Umojah Nation at Jilly’s
I've been slowly creeping into the Afrobeat world lately (at least in Cleveland). It all started when I went to the Femi Kuti concert at Beachland Balllroom a couple of years back. We were straight up blown away by the sights and sounds. It was colorful and loud, but that was okay because there were about 20 … Continue reading Navigating the Arts Vol. 7 – An intro to Afrobeat