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greetings, akwaaba, hotep baba's and bibi's we are so pleased and thrilled to have as our guest this week the electrifying kwame bediako of "wan afrika". come sit in with us as we are treated to some enlightning conversation with this magnificant musician, and person. we are honored to bring him forth.
spreading peace and love one note at a time
Singer/Songwriter Kwame Binea joins the show tonight to share his new EP "Shakedown." We couldn't wait for a Friday Night Dance Party to get Kwame on the program - his music is too important to not share tonight!
"Kwame Binea Shakedown" features four tracks including the group's first single "Let Go" (released in early April), their most recent single, "Hang On" (released in mid-June) and "Little Lady" and "Waiting," which have never been released. Musically, the EP showcases Binea's "roots rock" lineage, which is a fusion of rhythmic rock n' roll, ample dosages of infectious funk, silky soul, screaming blue s and just a smidgeon of reggae and funk.
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Jawanza4Life!! introduces Dr. Kwame Scruggs
Dr. Scruggs is the Founder and Exectutive Director of Alchemy, Inc., a non-profit organization in Akron, Ohio. He has over 20 years expreience using myth with urban male youth and holds a Ph.D. and MA in mythological studies with an emphasis in Depth Psychology.
Discussion: "The Message of Myth:Finding Meaning & Healing on the Journey"
This week, Bobbie Dee introduces a Father and Son team who produces both artwork on canvas, and the embodiment of words and expressions to coincide with the art. The father contributes the art; the son produces the words. Daniel Dowdell and Kwame Dowdell will discuss their brand of inspiration, and their methodology in reaching and inspiring others.
Daniel Dowdell is a native of the District of Columbia, a longtime resident of the state of Florida, and a true Global citizen. His art has been described as a primitive style of expression brought to life by his one of a kind oil backgrounds. Through his art Daniel strives to motivate and inspire people of all backgrounds, ages and stages of life to be positive about life and conscious of time.
Daniel strives to create colorful, unique pieces that challenge the eye and intellect. Experience has taught Daniel to appreciate the beauty of life, the diversity and simultaneous unity of humanity, as well as the constraints of that blank canvas which is the unknown quantum of time we are each given that remain suspended between date of birth and date of passage.
Kwame Dowdell, a native of Jacksonville, is the Varsity Baseball Coach at First Coast Christian School.
Both have busy lives but in their spare time, they work together to produce an aesthetic blend of visual and hermeneutics for inspiring others.
Listen to The Michael Imhotep Show, Wed. Nov., 11th, 10pm-12midnight EST (7pm – 9pm PST) with host Michael Imhotep of The African History Network. We’ll share my interview with Kaba Kamene (aka Booker T. Coleman) of “Hidden Colors” about “Dr. Ben Carson, The Egyptian Pyramids and The African Origins of Star Wars”. We’ll also update you on on what’s going on at Missouri State University and more.
Our guest will include Kwame Kenyatta former City Councilman in Detroit talking about "The State of The City" and Jerroll Sanders of ONUS Inc. talking about a proposed bill to stop Police Bruality.
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"It's kinda dope because this is something that I've wanted to do and I didn't want it to be a hobby, I wanted it to be a career. So I found ways to maintain"
Kwame AKA The Boy Genius rolls through as a guest on Down With The Kings and reflects on his sensational career that got started at the age of 16 years old. He'll touch on his most memorable moments, share what his life of a music producer is like and current/future plans.
All that and more on Down With The Kings
Kwame Alexander is an American writer of poetry and children's fiction. His book, The Crossover, won the 2015 Newbery Medal recognizing the year's "most distinguished contribution to American literature for children."
Bryan Ripley Crandall is the director of the Connecticut Writing Project at Fairfield and has been a supporter of Kwame Alexander's work since he met him in 2012. Bryan invited Kwame and his book, Acoustic Rooster and His Barnyard Band, to be part of a Supporting Effective Educator Development (SEED) grant through the National Writing Project, collaborating with Hill Central, a K-8 urban school in New Haven, Connecticut.
Originally aired May 28, 2015, this conversation explores Kwame's work and the ways teachers have connected his literary contributions to write across disciplines through professional development with CWP-Fairfield.
Born Nana Kwame Biney Asiedu Agyemfra in West London to a single Ghanaian mother, he soon moved to Ghana to live with his grandparents, where music became his passion. Kwame was influenced by the rhythms of traditional Ghanaian and West African music as well as Reggae, Folk, and American Soul and Blues. Moving to the United States to further his education enabled Kwame to fulfill his dream of making music. He attended William Paterson University, which is recognized as having one of the finest Jazz and Contemporary Music Programs in the country. At William Paterson, he began pursuing his musical career by teaming up with fellow musicians, creating a classic rock, blues and soul band, The Kause. After leaving The Kause, Kwame met songwriting partner Justin Wilcox at a recording session in Union City, NJ.
Kwame Binea Shakedown Official Site: http://www.kwamebineashakedown.com
Join 'Africa on the move' on Sunday, October 4, 2015 from 7 - 9 PM EST. the political panelists will discuss the topic: 'Medicine, Arms & Dependency ... A Desigh by the West' along with Current Events of the day. The program will include the following: An update on the upcoming events of 'the Kwame Ture Brigade at Malocom X Park in Washington, DC on 10/10/15 ( in support of the 20th Anniversary of the Million Man March) and the 'Freedom Ride to Cuba from December 18 - January 4, 2015.'
Join 'Africa On The Move' today, Sunday, September 20, 2015 from 7 - 9 PM EST. The panelist will discuss the theme: 'What's Up With That?' Join us by calling in at (323) 679- 0841 or go online at: www.blogtalkradio.com/africa-on-the-move. This program will also include upcoming currents, such as: Kwame Ture Brigade at Malcolm X Park in Washington, DC on 10/10/2015 and the 'African Awareness Association Freedom Ride to Cuba.'
This is a black arts and culture site. We will be exploring the African Diaspora via the writing, performance, both musical and theatrical (film and stage), as well as the visual arts of Africans in the Diaspora and those influenced by these aesthetic forms of expression. I am interested in the political and social ramifications of art on society, specifically movements supported by these artists and their forebearers. It is my claim that the artists are the true revolutionaries, their work honest and filled with raw unedited passion. They are our true heroes. Ashay!
Guest: G. Kwame Scruggs, founder and executive director of Alchemy, Inc., has over 20 years experience working with urban male youth. He holds a Ph.D. and MA in Mythological Studies with an emphasis in Depth Psychology from Pacifica Graduate Institute, in Santa Barbara, California. His published works include “There’s a Secret in the Village: Using Myth to Engage Urban Adolescent Males.”
Kwame also holds a MS degree in Technical Education with an emphasis in Guidance and Counseling from the University of Akron, where he also completed all coursework for a master’s degree in Community Counseling. He has conducted numerous workshops on the use of myth to engage urban youth, and has been a featured speaker at the C. G. Jung Foundation for Analytical Psychology of New York City. He is a Certified Facilitator of the Akan System of Life Cycle Development (African-based rites of passage), and completed his first level of post-certification in Ghana, West Africa.
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