Pah One- Amatita
Tanzania hip hop for yall, this is what is getting me through this work week. Lord have mercy.
Jambo jambo mama…
This was the opening of our WomenCraft Artisans Leaders Meeting this week.
Basically we brought together the best weavers and best entrepreneurs out of the 300 women within our cooperative to share thoughts, visions, and ideas on how they lead their respective groups.
One of our leaders got up and said:
“Women! We must not be harsh with our men now that we are making more money then them, that is not the way to handle things. If we do not give them a small part of our money, they will see no use for us to be in this group, and will not allow us to continue. We must share and not be so proud.”
It was so interesting to see that these women understand the patriarchy in their communities, and come together to discuss ways to move past certain day to day hurdles.
I was loving everything as y’all could guess…
HHP is apparently one of the most popular South African hip hop artists, he performed last night at the free concert I went to and blew my mind. Yes, its serious.
“The rhetoric of Martin King just ain’t around no more
Du Bois ain’t here, James Baldwin neither, they all were leaders
But they ain’t help me get this Porsche two seater”- Nas
My niece is magic. She was born, and the earth did something radical. When she first made her debut, all she did was stare at me.
I can’t believe shes walking and half talking now. Tear.
I don’t try to fight the power of Beyonce, you shouldn’t either.
Racks on racks on racks.
Fluent french though? Yes Bradley speak your piece.
When I first saw this…why was the first line I thought of “Can I hit it in the MORNING” from Jay Z’s 1997 smash hit? Inapproriapte.
but i’ve been thinking about forever…oh that was just me? ohh ok.