Green Griot Gathering
at Amen Par Ankh!
GREEN GRIOT GATHERING is a Cultural-Cultivation and Celebration Family of Local Urban Growers who are committed to ecological sustainability and living in harmony with nature!
We welcome Griots to sit-in at the farm -who speak on Nature, Food Sovereignty, Urban Agriculture, No GMOs, and many other Green Ecological topics. We invite you to share your creativity or come and enjoy our Aboriginal way of life, health and sustainability at the Amen Par Ankh! If YOU consider yourself a Griot- We Are Calling YOU!
- Libation Ceremonies, opening the Way of our Aku (Ancestors),
- Afrikan Weddings
- Afrikan Naming Ceremonies (Infant Blessings and Adult Naming)
- Home Blessings,
- Birthing- Birthday Blessings (Newborn to Elders)
- Healing and Energy Work
- Ascension Ceremonies
- Seed Festivals
- Vow Consecrations
- Life Coaching for the 4 aspect of Health, Career, Destiny and Relationships.
A griot, jali or jeli (djeli or djéli in French spelling) is a West African historian, storyteller, praise singer, poet and/or musician. The griot is a repository of oral tradition, and is also often seen as something of a societal leader due to his traditional position as an adviser to royal leaders.(Wikipedia)
HARAMBEE! (people come together)
We offer this CD compilation of local artists who share our mission and sing about current event issues ranging from the Nuclear Weapon plant poisonings of workers and their Neighborhoods to Kansas City Missouri’s School District. Thought provoking and fun, these selections are a blend that only these Kansas City artists can bring to Hip Hop spoken word. It's the return of people’s music; -it offers a deep human connection, through STRONG sonic celebration...
HISTORY OF THE GRIOT
In the modern world, storytelling techniques such as music, chant and audience participation make up the best presentations of African storytelling. Communication methods such as video and the Internet now allow anyone to experience the joy of an African story well told. African storytelling is a call and response interaction. There are distinctions of storytelling from Africans who still practice this art all over the world.
Use of color, sparkle, music, song, foods, chants, shaking hands and embrace and wonderful aromas aid in embracing the experience.
Morals and instructions in proper conduct can be found in African storytelling.
The first Griots not only entertained but they also served as vessels of moral guidance. It is rare to find an African story that does not convey deeper meanings. Each time a person hears a story, even when it is repeated, they may find a new perspective on the teaching. Master Griots were the Social Activist. They often played the fool to draw off the direct attention of a leader, yet they were able to touch the consciousness, heart and mind of a ruler, to help them see constructively, the error of their ways without confrontation and embarrassment.
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Amen Par Ankh is a place of peace and healing through connection with nature and the cycles of life.
Here we can truly come together and create and build something to share together. It is our intention that this spiritual center becomes a sacred space for personal discovery with quiet reflection and time for internal work, but is also an active space for expressions of our life. Dua (Thank you!) ♥.
We offer: Ceremony, Counseling, Coaching, Cleansings, & Classes