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

 

 

Bikbaye- New Day (CYGM)

 

Bikbaye Inejnema is a teacher of Kemetic (ancient Egyptian) knowledge, cultural activist, healer, spoken word artist, writer, producer, director and recording artist from Chicago. In 1998, Bikbaye’s destiny led him to cross paths with a Dogon /Kemetic high priest from Burkina Faso, Neb Naba, who was sent to America by his elders to share the sacred mystery school knowledge of the Nile & Niger Valley Civilizations. Bikbaye became his first apprentice and eldest student in the U.S.

Upon completing 6 of 10 years of initiation and receiving the ancient teachings, Bikbaye was sent to establish traditional schools in several U.S. states to continue the initiatic education of Ancient Tamerri/Kemet (Africa). Bikbaye has taught & lectured nationally and abroad. He is the founder of the Conscious Youth Global Movement (CYGM).

 

Part 3… Checkin In Behind the Scenes!

We are “Checkin In” with more behind the scenes footage of the making of the video. In this clip, our co-director Estela Lopez-Spears give our youth dancers encouragement, positive feedback and critique. It should be noted, that it was not in the plans for Estela to co-direct this video, but after seeing how she naturally connected with the youth (and vice versa) during the entire shoot, without being asked, we were proud to give her the credit that was due for her contribution!