One handed Senegalese style Boxing. Mostly practiced in West Africa in countries such as Gambia, Mali, and Senegal. It was a way to generate income for some, fame for many, and right to passage for man young man. Often, along with a cash prizes, winners of tournaments were also granted a goat and had milk poured over their head. (11x14 watercolor on multimedia)
If music comes from the heart
Is the hearbeat the foundation of the drums?
And it's timeless like they say,
Are "second", that space between each heartbeat?
What Dynamic trio.
No mushy shit, just buckets and sticks, Corner style ya understand.
The drums is the only surface where time and heartbeat Share space,
No goat skin but you can hear the echoes.
Puerto Rico like Chicago
Louisiana like Cuba
From Chateaux Rouge to Bahia
Even the West Indies overstand the vibration,
it echoes through generations.
Oye! To our ancestors we chant,
The Afros on concrete got something to say.
Rhythm & Blues, Rhytm & Truth
Wordless soundthat decorate time,
Travel beyond & make the trio sounds good.
Time, djembe, heartbeat.
DU BLED A BABYLON
From the Mother land to the western concretes,
the life of our African diaspora has shifted in many different aspects.
From the new language to a slang within the languages, to the new infrastructure to the new environment.
This Art piece is a prime example of this change of environment as Creil, a inner city in France, is being represented. we all understand how media misleads the mass, therefore it is important we become our own media (thru music, art, photography, bloggers) so we can own and be in charge of our own image.
(18x24in Mixed Media on canvas)
(Mixed Media on canvas 22x28in)
ESSENCE OF ROYALTY
From the cradle to the grave
The bond won't fade.
Dripping is the saliva from the fangs,
Tamed from the bones.
Standing is the Soul of the man, claiming ancestral history.
With a vise grip of the chains,
FEAR NOT!! for the attraction they pursue making ins,
Keeping Their DNA intact.
where chained viciousness attracts the eyes,
Lies a the life of the soil and its residents.
Greeted with herbs and medicine,
Baboons and cobras at the mercy of flute charmer,
Young and Old pay and wave.
Young ang Old pay or wave,
As the Hyena Tamer continue the path that was set,
From their cradle to the grave."
(Oil Paint on canvas 36x36in)
TALES OF DUALITY
(22 x 28in)
Acrylic on Mixed Media paper
$400 Sold w/ frame
HARVEST OF MY PEOPLE
Gather everyone, celebrate your life.