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African Rhythm

I am.... An Ashanti warrior A Bantu dancer I am a Yoruba royal clothed in my Asooke Dancing Adowa and kpalogo to tunes from wulomei and masekela I am proud Masai Standing around manyattas, Jumping to melodies from the olaranyani Eunoto is here and today I dance in front my peers in transition into a senior warrior Oh how sweet the African rhythms Imprudently lifting and soul soothing Sisala sebrew on Akan drums Highlife explorations unending on opus 1. I am an Ewe woman From the lineage of Nerfetiti And a great great ....grand daughter of Nandi My Gèle will never fall off My Dashiki will never fade out I am a Fulani herdsman Wandering the Sahel plains of Africa Along with a fellow Malinke brother Who speaks fluent igbo and today we revisit our roots in Nok I’m from Gao 320 km east-southeast of Timbuktu. A descendant of Sonni Ali , Reciting the epic of Sundiata with intertwining soothing kora melodies from Kandia Kouyate Oh how dazzling the African landscape And glorious it's Heritage Such rekindling and Homeric folklores And a boundless diverse cultures I am the African dream mother's only son my father’s only daughter I'm the incantations of royal fetish and message behind the talking drum I am the African noble Free from identity torment I know of my glorious past and my colourful future My city will bleed no more Never again will i be a wanderer I know my culture And my alluring language Ah how powerful the African names Araba Termytorphe and Ifedayo chant in unity Diallo Sissoko and Achiaa bestow serenity Mbali and Lamisi elegantly wore their kente Tonight we dance to tunes from the kete For Yaa Asantewaa never gave up the fight So we lift our hearts with emancipated minds To reach new heights ! O’ Nana Nyame, May you forever guide us with your light .

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Date: 7/24/2018 2:06:00 PM
I can only stand on the fringes of these beautiful cultural gems, and express appreciation for your expressive poem! I have a cd of Diallo Sissoko...much enjoyed! Looking forward to your next writes, Kofi Ahmed...
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Kofi Amed
Date: 8/7/2018 3:58:00 AM
Thank you Aqua glad you enjoyed reading :)