|"Brotha T" of New Orleans|
|Congo Square African |
Houma fire Ritual
|R. Califa w/ Master Fine Artist|
Sunday Soul sessions began with a visit to the #Water shrine commissioned by #Rhythmic Alchemy; we co-created and installed, a 16 ft African Mermaid more notably called #MamiWata the world over, in paying homage to African Matrilineal Spiritual traditions. The day progressed into a celebratory gathering lead by Elder state folks and Commune+Unity of Congo Square, Dance, Drum, Culture and #Kimble kinship; A 4-direction salute by Coco, Chief of the Houma Indians right in the space where their historical field harvest was celebrated. And in that same spot, we participated in a cleansing ritual and released them worries, woes and festerings to burrrrn -- a'dupe Baba Luther, and Mama Jamilah. WAAAH to the Spiritual Mothers/Leaders of Congo Square and hail up the Paul Guerra Studio/ Summer Artist Residency: work-create-[Wo]manifest *ting*.
I'm on the rite track, along with those Elders that blessed me with incantations.
Restaurant /Cultural Institution
feat. Traditions of Congo Square
704 N. Rampart St. #NOLA
Societé Minokan Vodou
|"Papa Guede" Kumbuka African|
Drum and Dance Collective
Now working to travel to where my Father was born [Summerfield] and where my Grands owned land [West Carroll Parish] -- never been there, yet not too far. If you know anything about Track & Field and I've been a runner for over 17 years of my life, that last leg is EVERYTHING, especially with intentional support.
Check in on how much we've gained as I've sprinkled much information upon my platforms on Facebook, Twitter @nzoCALIFA and the #Dancestory2015 link, ongoing since 2013. Ask questions and DO share a good word or three. Search hashtags #Dancestory2015 #CSQwest10 or #RhytmicAlchemy and follow the trail of good works in motion.
A deep note of gratitude to the New Orleans African Artist Village, Spiritual Mothers of Congo Square & Rhythmic Alchemy Collective. A special salute to the indomitable works of Colette Pichon Battle and Gulf South Rising 2015. Matondo!!!
Loving life and you immensely,
Nzo Califa Dance Works [FB]
Congo SQ West Kinship Society[FB]