Friday, December 13, 2013

The Green Griot Gathering at Amen Par Ankh!

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!
 


Green Griot Gathering is a Cultural Performance group for YOUR live event! We teach Green Ecology through Spoken Word, Storytelling, Dance, and Singing, for your special Events, Weddings, Receptions, Ascension Ceremonies, Birthday Parties, School Assemblies, Theaters, Community Centers, Churches, Workshops, Expos, We are Artist to activist for Community and Political action events.
 
We Perform Libations Ceremonies, Opening the way for the Ancestors) African Naming, Home Blessings to your customized needs.
We are calling on Griots- Authors, Poets, Spoken Word, Spirit Dancers, Step Dance teams, Singers and Performers! For Auditions and Rehearsal for our LIVE EVENTS!!!!! 
 
Every Friday at 6:00pm - 9:00pm

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!
Every Tuesday and Friday night at 6:00pm- For Rehearsals for CD & DVD Recording, Internet Radio, Lectures on Urban Farming and Health and Wellness, conferences and workshops to outreach and teach STEMM urban agriculture and Ecological Accountability and Sustainability in Schools, Community Centers, Churches, and Theaters locally, across the country and the world!
RSVP Call- Text: 816-304-7240 or Email: , amen.parankh@gmail.com or amen.ankh@live.com
3641 Bales Ave. Kansas City, MO. 64128




Amen Par Ankh (Sacred House of Life) offers



Cultural Ministry Services and  Special Community Event Planning and Presentations
 
Ceremony, Counseling, Coaching, Cleansing & Classes
 

We are available to consult and perform the following services for you: Ceremonies and special events to our community.
 
We provide Life Coaching, Gentle Yoga, classes, Energy work Courses, Gifts, and Accessories, Cultural Ceremonies, Workshops and special Events:
Contact us as prices vary pending location and duration.



  • 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.
We have presented for many Community forums, gatherings and events like the Omoja Karamu annual Feasts in November,
 
We also convene ASCAC (The Association for the Study of Classical African Civilizations), every Thursday at 7pm.

 
CONTACT US FOR YOUR NEXT SOCIAL EVENT!

CALL: 816-304-7240 Check our Website: http://emwot.ws/Amen_ParAnkh 
We share Libation, Seasonal Celebrations, Food Harvest Festivals, Weddings, Receptions, Birthday Parties, music, poetry, song, dance and culture of food for all ages!

 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)



 

 





As Above- So Below... As Within- So Without - To know thyself- is to know the existence around oneself.


 

EVERYONE NEEDS TO HEAR the Revolution Revelation on this Spoken Word Titled: East Meets West of Troost Presents: The GRIOT GATHERING Local Kansas City spoken word artists and their music It is an eclectic blend of Grassroots, Cultural, Political Spoken Word, Folk and Hip Hop Musical artists from the heart of KCMO!

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...
 
Buy Your Copy from PayPal or on these websites: http://www.gofundme.com/Amen-Urban-Farm , http://sastehmosley.wix.com/griot  , http://emwot.ws  


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.

Empirical stimulation of the five senses helps to create a memory.
Use of color, sparkle, music, song, foods, chants, shaking hands and embrace and wonderful aromas aid in embracing the experience.

The storytellers or “Griots” know people will listen if the stories are fun and entertaining.
An audience that is laughing or otherwise experiencing deep emotions will be fully engaged in the story and therefore open to more learning.

Animals, Insects, plants and other forms of nature are part of the African storytelling process.

Familiar characters, such as Anansi the Spider, show up in many African stories. No matter how they are portrayed, such characters as the weaver-bird, the lion, mosquito and the hyena all become players in this special storytelling. Trees, lakes, rivers and other plants provide a geographical reference as well.

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.

African storytelling taught historical lessons.

Storytelling is a way for any culture to pass on its history. From stories from Africa, generic terms used now such as “Hero” “King & Queen” Nome, or “family” once had real names, meaning and a place in the geography of the Africa. These stories, still told with names in some parts of the world, help the audience to know where they fit into the world and history. By placing an unforgettable story in the hearts of children, left an indelible memory etched and unfolding in the minds of each child, for them to grow and pass from generation to generation, on vital moral and ethical principals, concepts and mores.

 

Amen Par Ankh (Sacred House of Life) and Amen Ankh Farm; is a spiritual center to become balanced physically, emotionally and spiritually and to Realize your fullest capacities of life, health, prosperity and strength. We provide Special Seasonal Events, Life Coaching, gentle yoga, classes, Home Schooling, tutoring, Before and After school Youth activities, Energy work Courses, Gifts, and Accessories, Cultural Ceremonies, Workshops and .
Contact Us and become a member as We Celebrate the Cycles of Life!
Email: amen.parankh@gmail.comamen.ankh@live.com, Call: 816-304-7240 sign-up for courses and support: http://www.gofundme.com/amen-urban-farm , Org-Ankh Electric Food Boxes! information: http://emwot.ws/Amen_ParAnkh , http://amen-parankh.blogspot.com/ ,
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