Introducing CHAMPETA-TRONIX (CYGM) [COLOMBIA]


 

The latest hits!  The newest sound!

Champeta Classics meet modern DJ technology…

CHAMPETA-TRONIX

(Loko Cua Cua Champetuo & Mackboogaloo)

Promoting Afro-Latino Unity via CHAMPETA youth culture!

 

 

¡Los últimos éxitos! ¡El sonido más nuevo!

Champeta Classics se une a la moderna tecnología de DJ…

CHAMPETA-TRONIX

(Loko Cua Cua Champetuo y Mackboogaloo)

¡Promoviendo la unidad afrolatina a través de la cultura juvenil CHAMPETA!

 

Background: Picos (sound systems) are vital communal social settings for CHAMPETA culture that is popular on the main coastal cities of Barranquilla, Cartagena and Santa MartaJamaican-inspired handmade & brightly-colored speaker structures appeared in Colombia in the 50’s.  When African & Caribbean music swept through the region during the 70’s & 80’s, the picos played a vital role in building a collective Afro-Latino identity for these coastal people of mixed ancestry.  Music imports arrived to the Atlantic Coast via visiting sailors from overseas. They exchanged & traded records to the local pico owners who especially prided themselves upon possessing exclusive “rare” records from the African continent that they could highlight at their CHAMPETA parties. 

 

Antecedentes: Los picos (sistemas de sonido) son entornos sociales comunales vitales para la cultura CHAMPETA que es popular en las principales ciudades costeras de Barranquilla, Cartagena y Santa Marta. Estructuras de altavoces de colores brillantes y hechas a mano de inspiración jamaicana aparecieron en Colombia en los años 50. Cuando la música africana y caribeña se extendió por la región durante los años 70 y 80, los picos jugaron un papel vital en la construcción de una identidad afrolatina colectiva para esta gente costera de ascendencia mixta. Las importaciones de música llegaron a la costa atlántica a través de los marineros visitantes del extranjero. Intercambiaron e intercambiaron registros con los propietarios de pico locales que se enorgullecían especialmente de poseer registros exclusivos “raros” del continente africano que podían destacar en sus fiestas CHAMPETA.

 

 

LOKO CUA CUA CHAMPETUO is a DJ/music producer representing the CHAMPETA pikotera (sound system) culture of Afro-Colombians in Santa Marta.

LOKO CUA CUA CHAMPETUO is a part of the Santa Marta ULTIMO HIT family (DJ crew), and former administrator for the ULTIMO HIT pico, which was built in 1966 by the hands of its original owner, Oscar Osorio Fula.  This is the oldest pico in the city!  Ultimo Hit always delivers the “latest hits” and musical revelation (truth) without comparison.

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Introducing… Motivated Mindsets In Africa (CYGM)

“We amplify young people’s voices and talents through Art and Cultural expression.  We work with the vulnerable and marginalized members of the society in the poor urban (slum) settlements.” -Motivated Mindsets in Africa

 

Motivated Mindsets In Africa is an organization in Mathare (Nairobi), Kenya that creates programs which promote talent, education, entrepreneurship and empowerment.  It’s a group comprised of both the young and old members of the society who are driven by their dreams, passion and talent to make a positive impact on the society.  It was born by the urge to give back to the society with what we have at hand in the present moment.

Our vision is to identify and nurture potential talent & skills through activating young minds to touch lives with opportunities.

 

Read more Introducing… Motivated Mindsets In Africa (CYGM)

In honor of Tonanzin

 

Note: December 12th is Tonanzin Day, which has now passed, yet any day is an opportunity to honor the Great Mother and the ancient wisdom of the Feminine.

Happy Tonanzin Day!!!

Here comes the day of Tonanzin! And makes my heart bloom… The time of the Great Mother… We just finished recording the story of Tonanzin in our radio talk “Ancient Wisdom of the Feminine”  posted above.

The Love that she is, is in you and all around you…

The Love that she is, is always inside of you

The is the Path and the walker and her  ways are so unique, as unique as you

She is calling you back to your original vibration, she is calling you back to the World of the Enchanted flower! The  realm of beauty, the realm of peace…

She told you.. Don’t you know that I am your Mother?

Maybe you didn’t know, maybe you did and you forgot… maybe you know!

Her relationship with you is so personal, so unique, that no one can take that away, no one can make the connection for you… only you can do it…

It has been such a prevalent message about merging your divinity with your humanness… for human beings are divine by nature, are divine in there original vibration, honoring her, is honoring the divinity in you… for so is the Mother, so is the daughter…! We listen!

 

-Magdala Ramirez

 


 

Note: We are open in our school online for registration for the next trimester, starts in December 21, in our school, we make spiritual work, is the time to know yourself and remember who you are and why you are here, awakening the skills and wisdom that resides inside of yourself, for the only one that you need to reach is you! Go to www.magdalas.com  for more info and send me an email.

 

 

Eschecagou: Short film for Indigenous Peoples’ Day

 

Note: Original video sourced from Vimeo: https://vimeo.com/467513066

To support and learn more, please visit…

American Indian Center

http://aicchicago.org/

Chi-Nations Youth Council

http://chinationsyouth.weebly.com/

Open the Circle

http://otcprojects.org/

Dancers featured: Winfield R Woundedeye, Asya St. Germaine, Jemal Delacruz, Lucky, Diamond Hardiman, Bulb Eralife, Brandon K Calhoun, Stix and Chemstiry, Skinny Boa, Sean Shahkarami, Ladybug, AG and Terrondy.

Music & Sound: DJ Earl, DJ Lucky, Michael Beharie, H. Yoshimura

Film crew: Jemal Delacruz, Wills Glasspiegel, Polarbear Red Filmz, Lucky Teklife, Tipa Limson, Frankie Pedersen, Hilary Frances

Produced by: Brandon K Calhoun, The Era Footwork Crew, Open The Circle

Special thanks: Chi-Nations Youth Council, American Indian Center – Chicago David Chavez

A film by Jemal Delacruz & Wills Glasspiegel

 

 

A VISION FOR “BIG ELK NATIVE AMERICAN CENTER”

 

Elder John Pappan (Omaha/Pawnee) (CYGM) was raised by his parents, uncles and aunts to be of service to his people.  Many of his relatives are spiritual leaders & healers.  He has a vision for the “Big Elk Native American Center” that will be of great benefit to the youth & elders in the community.

 

Prayers always help with those who believe in me, and the cause we will be successful. Aho! -John Pappan (Omaha/Pawnee)

 

John Pappan, Director for Big Elk

whitebison777@yahoo.com

 

BIG ELK NATIVE AMERICAN CENTER

Our mission is to promote equity & access for the Native American community in the Omaha, Nebraska area by providing advocacy & support.

 

We were hit by sickness & family emergencies of our board & volunteers, then the covid crisis further hit us and our new Native non-profit organization.  We welcome any donations which are tax deductible for our determined rise from this delay to launching a successful native grassroots organization.

Use paypal to send funds to director John Pappan.

Email: whitebison777@yahoo.com

The center is named after honored & respected Omaha Chief Big Elk (Onpa-tonga), this organization will serve the needs of our diverse native inter-tribal community in the Omaha metro area.

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“SPIRITUAL UNITY OF TRIBES” GATHERINGS

“I was standing on the highest mountain of them all, and round about beneath me was the whole hoop of the world. And while I stood there I saw more than I can tell and I understood more than I saw; for I was seeing in a sacred manner the shapes of all things in the spirit, and the shape of all shapes as they must live together like one being. And I saw that the sacred hoop of my people was one of many hoops that made one circle, wide as daylight and as starlight, and in the center grew one mighty flowering tree to shelter all the children of one mother and one father.”

“And I saw that it was holy.”

-From “Black Elk Speaks” (as told to John Neihardt)

 

A gathering lineage of great importance to inter-tribal unity consciousness is the “Spiritual Unity of Tribes” gatherings, founded by Tlingit elder, James Wilbur Walton (Khaalaaxh), who was a leader of the Kaagwaantaan Wolf House of Sitka.

 

 

In 1953, James read the book “Black Elk Speaks”.  He was so taken by the teachings of unity of all peoples and by Black Elk’s vision, as it was relayed in the book, that he went to the Sacred Black Hills, in South Dakota, to find the family of Black Elk and to determine if the book had accurately portrayed Black Elk’s vision.

Henry Black Elk, the grandson of Black Elk met with James and confirmed Black Elk’s vision.  From that time on, James dedicated his life to bringing about a rebirth of traditional indigenous teachings in order to affect the health of his people and in order to help bring Black Elk’s vision into reality.

In the early 1980s, James traveled across the United States, talking to elders and spiritual leaders of many tribes to learn more about the spiritual prophesies and to garner a better understanding of the meaning behind those teachings.  Whenever he spoke with elders he sought permission to begin holding sacred gatherings.

In 1988, James consulted with the Cree Elders (Saulteaux) on the Pasqua Reserve in Saskatchewan, Canada, including the family of James Iron Eagle and his son Harvey Iron Eagle.  He spoke with them regarding the many prophecies of the indigenous people and the time of their fulfillment.  It was Grandmother Iron Eagle who was the first in this family discussion to recognize that “the time had come”.

It was initially believed that only the medicine people and the elders would gather together to consult, and then teach and lead others. But Grandmother Iron Eagle and other elders on the Pasqua Reserve felt there wasn’t much time remaining; that there had to be Gatherings “now”. Understanding must be given to all mankind, and as many as possible must be included.  The elders said things must be done “in a good way” so that the prophecies could be fulfilled as they had been revealed.

The guidance of the elders was followed and the first Spiritual Unity of Tribes gathering was held on the Pasqua Reserve, outside of Saskatchewan, Canada, in 1989.  As of 2016, there have been hundreds of Spiritual Unity Gatherings held worldwide, including two in Siberia, several in Alaska and 17 in Australia.

 

 

BIKBAYE- Seeking synergy in both wellness & art (NYC Winter Jazz Festival 2019)

 

Mental, Spiritual and Physical Wellness
is more than a notion…
it is a state of being… of balance…
not easy to attain… but worth striving for daily…
peace to all who display a triumphant face while silently screaming for help on the inside…
so much brilliance and creativity…
of which most the world will never get to see… untapped potential… creates a mediocre society… 
nothing mediocre about your purpose… strength is not measured by how much you can handle on your own…
it’s how much we can handle together… always… peace!
-Bikbaye

 
 
 

Emotional?

 

 

Beautiful Ones…

 It has been a beautiful journey when Human Beings are encountering themselves… remembering who they are…

 This morning has been so beautiful for me, and we want to share for this teachings of the new world are coming forward.

 

Emotions Teachings

     Emotion is a word that creates movement, a motion, is the way that you perceive a reality and define a reality and react to a reality, Living in a patriarchal system they taught you at a very early age what are you feeling? And define with a set of emotions that in some way or another will make you react constantly to a reality that is a precept… assumptions based on emotional land marks in your life, some of them, already created for you, then you constantly pass through the same emotions over and over again, a set of emotions that recreate the same perception of a reality.

Here is the new world, and now is being questioning how do you anchor in a new way of living… you can see so many changes…  well, since emotions, are the precursor of your decisions, even your set of choices is the time to you uncover your new emotions, revisit what do you truly feel?

Future changes every time you observe it, you are in some way labeling a reality, an event through emotions, through a set of emotions that you learn from the patriarchal system.  It is true that human beings are emotional by nature, yet the mind of the human beings repeat those emotions over and over again as a concept, the emotions causing the same movement over and over again, until consciousness comes in those emotions, meaning an awareness where human beings don’t identify with it, change it when you observe it.

All change by movement, for nothing stays the same, movement is rule by a process, by time, in the time where you learn and created land marks through emotions. The ancestors were not measuring time, they were measuring consciousness, the awareness without the identification of an emotion that rules you.

Where are we going?  How does it feel?

Like the rain, in the emotional body, there is the self, and the one that is connected with all around, personal and impersonal, subjective and objective, When I see the things for the highest good of everyone, and relate in that way, a whole shift in me, at the same time that I can see my own self, that my own self is included in the highest good of everyone, is like a realm, when is not personal or impersonal anymore… only an energy that exist in all realms, have access to all realms, and contains the whole.

I feel like the time and spaces, all are happening together, a new way of emotion is emerging in some way or another, a time, where you are all the relations, and all spaces… nothing really matters, only that.

I feel like a ghost witnessing, vibrating, in a so subtle manner, connecting, uniting, integrating, within a kind of “me” that doesn’t exist, I kind of self where all is related, a sublime force, that guides, direct, complete in some way…

I am in a place where only balance exist, and a path where is much more than that, a realization that nothing exist without balance, nothing matter just that, an eternal perpetual understanding… where love, shape shift to a higher perspective

A portal awakes inside of you, a new perception of a reality is being embrace…

 

 Making Heaven in Earth and Earth in Heaven

There is the self, and the one that is connected with all around, personal and impersonal, subjective and objective, … there are one and the same… see the things for the highest good of everyone, and relate in that way, a whole shift in you, at the same time that you can see your own self, your own self is included in the highest good of everyone, is like a realm, when is not personal or impersonal anymore… only an energy that exist in all realms, have access to all realms, and contains the whole

The time and spaces, all are happening together, a new way of emotion is emerging in some way or another, a time, where you are all the relations, and all spaces… nothing really matters, only that

Witnessing, vibrating, in a so subtle manner, connecting, uniting, integrating, within a kind of “you” that doesn’t exist, I kind of self where all is related, a sublime force, that guides, direct, complete in some way…

.A place where only balance exist, and a path where is much more than that, a realization that nothing exist without balance, nothing matter just that, an eternal perpetual understanding… where love, shape shift to a higher perspective.

A portal awakes inside of you, a new perception of a reality is being embrace…

I am you!

 

-Magdala

 

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* Share this message… share your wisdom…  Tell me how you feel?

 

Magdala Ramirez

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