WE WERE CHAINED ON THAT SHIP TOGETHER,
AT THE NECK YOU AND I, TOGETHER Spoken word poemAuthored by Oloye Fayomi Falade Aworeni
IN MEMORIUMBaba Stan, the drummer pictured here passed on to the realm of the Ancestors just a couple of weeks after he had provided drumming for the Ancestors. May he move forward in light.
Celebration Photos 2019
This was our 9th annual coming together at Perkerson Park.
The theme of the 2019 Ancestor Celebration was from the poem above. We engaged with each other in the process of uniting with our ancestors. It was a glorious experience.
Each year, we have met new people and learned new things from each other and each year we have seen the bubble of our past grow and expand to bring new revelations from the past to inform our future. As the great divinely inspired work of Ayi Kwei Armah says, "A people losing sight of origins are dead. A people deaf to purposes are lost."(pg. xv, 2000 Seasons, 2nd version.)
Our 10th Anniversary promises even more growth and joy.