You Hear The Muses Cross the States of Quo?
The ConunDrums of Niyabinghi
First Episode 26.07.2020 17:00
With Arlette-Louise Ndakoze, Kamila Metwaly, Kelly Krugman
SAVVYZAAR Online streaming and on Berlin 88.4 FM & Potsdam 90.7 FM
You hear your heart beat to the rhythm of the earth? You see how it turns with the sun’s attraction? When balance is at heart, and your heart is hurt, there will be Muses heard. They pour sweet wisdom on sour days, lighten the pressure of the clouds, purify the air with the woods incense fire. They light the fire inside you again. One. Two. And. One. Two. Two. And One. You Hear The Muses Cross the States of Quo? You hear Niyabinghi pass and dance, to the rhythm of your heartbeat? On a scale from light to heavy, say, how big is your pain? How strongly do you call on the Muses, how loud do your speakers respond, and what do they say?
In times of uncertainty, pain and fragility the power of Muses have particular remedies, able to enhance the lionesses on earth, to the point that they could reverse oppressive forces into revolutionary cosmic balance. One of the lionesses is Niyabinghi, a queen in ancient Egypt of the time of Kush. Centuries later, in parts of Rwanda and Uganda then colonised by Germans, a woman called Muhumusa is told to have been visited by Niyabinghi. She enhanced the revolutionary spirit of the women who consulted her, inspiring them to build a military action against the German oppressors: the Nyabinghi warriors. The women warriors inspired many more critical spirits. Eventually also men. As Ethiopian Emperor Haile Selassie I who defied Italian oppressors, and later inspired a movement in Jamaica, of what is today known as the roots of Reggae: Roots Reggae. It all started with Water, Sun, Earth. And a woman, with the heart of a lioness.
Let us dive into the liberating forces of the Muses, in this first episode of SAVVYZΛΛR’s core team show, calling brightly: You Hear The Muses Cross the States of Quo?
Artistic Direction Bonaventure Soh Bejeng Ndikung
Core Radio Team Arlette-Louise Ndakoze, Kamila Metwaly, Kelly Krugman
Management Lema Sikod, Lili Somogyi, Jörg-Peter Schulze
Communication Anna Jäger
Design Juan Pablo García Sossa
Image Taken by Arlette-Louise Ndakoze in 2016 in Ruanda: It shows the shores of the Kivu lake, one of the lakes making Great Lakes around which the Muses of Niyabighi have crossed.