If you are tired of mainstream American songs (can’t call this stuff real music)? Well check out the new page on SoNappy: AfricaMix! Here I will be posting songs and mix tapes by African artists. I love to hear beats and rythyms from the Motherland, but there are usually hard to find. So I am on a mission to put as many as I can in one place! Hope you enjoy the sound of music!
Playlists will incude:
Tcha Tcho and
Studio Edirisa’s documentary The Bakiga – How we throw away our African culture (2006, 29 minutes) is a story about Festo Karwemera and his people of southwestern Uganda. It is a critical assessment of how much remains of the traditional culture and a protest against the Bakiga’s imitation of their former colonial masters.
Life… goes from childhood to adulthood to godhood. Somewhere in there you gotta reach your nubiahood… that stage of questioning, wondering and learning about your ancestry and culture.
Nubiahood Radio exists to inform, motivate, stimulate, and even agitate the minds of the African Diaspora to act in the best interests of our people. Through music that uplifts, programs that educate, as well as forums that connect minds seeking light we provide a daily progressive dose of reality.
There is minimal, if any, real and informative music being played on the airwaves… In any major urban market it is evident the entertainment industry is committed to promoting consumerism that manipulates our resources, disrespects our self and our communities, and is just plain buffoonery. Nubianhood Radio overstands that these practices are in place by design and we work to establish awareness, discipline, a conscious self-determination, and respect for life as basic principles in our communities.
The majority of our programming focuses on self-empowerment, political awareness, economic responsibility, and an holistic love of life. You will be inspired, motivated, and informed by musicians with whom you may be well aware, those up and coming, and those considered underground. We balance our programming with music that is popular and mainstream, yet still respects the principle of creativity with a purpose.
If you are aware of the social traps that continue to ensnare our people….NubianHoodRadio was made for you. If you are not aware of the designed peril in our society NubianHood radio is definitely for you. If you seek music that elevates your consciousness NubianHoodRadio exists for you. If you seek music that simply makes you feel good and nod your head we created this station for you. If you realize that health and spirituality have become commodities to be bought and sold we are definitely for you; and if you don’t care and just want to chill we got you covered to…We exist for we…All of we!
We are a buzz in the ear of the sleeping giant, the sun basking through your window at dawn, a light guiding through darkness… and the sound of the Uncle Ruckus getting sniped by the Santa Stalker. We are serious about the business of being playful at heart, and playful while committed to our work.
Alliances and Coalitions is how work gets done and movements intitiated. Our work is to join, connect, and align those who seek to revolution of the mind, liberation from fear and doubt, and strength through the support of like minds. The only way a flea eats the elephant is one bite at a time!
While at home in SC for the holidays, my family and I have been frequently visiting the local healthy foods grocery market called EarthFare. They have a great selection of all things healthy. I purchased so far: red quinoa in bulk, organic sea salt, incense sage, lemongrass essential oil, cocoa powder for hot chocolate, kelp powder, miso soup, sandwich mix sprouting seeds, jasmine and mint gunpowder loose teas, slivered almonds, and carob and spirulina snack bites. YUM! We just came from there to get a light dinner, since they also serve cooked/raw/vegan foods. I had apple almond quinoa salad and a szechwan snow peas with roasted garlic salad. SOOO GOOD! I ate it up so fast, I forgot to take a photo! I did snap a shot of EarthFare, so shot out to them for being a positive change to my small hometown.
I made sure I kept the little ingredients list so that I can make these 2 salads myself when I get back. Here it is:
apple almond quinoa salad
- granny smith apples
- black currants or raisins
- bell paper
- green onion
- canola oil
- curry powder
- lemon juice
- white wine vinegar
- salt, pepper
szechwan snow peas with roasted garlic salad
- snow peas
- roasted red pepper
- roasted garlic
- oriental marinade: tamari, brown rice vinegar, sesame oil, ginger root, garlic cloves
I just got done meditating with my mom. I have been going through a lot of stress and anxiety issues lately, so I have been researching Khamitic (Kemetic) Yoga and meditation. I am almost certain it will help. We meditated to this music, which I like better than just birds or flutes. The drums are really soothing. Also, I simply opened a bottle of Lemongrass essential oil for us to breath in. It was really nice. Only took about 10 minutes. Anybody can do it! I am planning to make time at least twice a day!~Hotep~