Tuesday, November 5, 2013

One Love, Ngoma ... Keitu Gwangwa & Empress Tallowah

Refreshing and inspiring to have two beautiful artists on the iStart2 Show - a Sangoma and a Rastafarian sharing their views on sustainability and healing. Two women who are passionately living different lifestyles but are united in their quest to promote indigenous traditional African music, art and heritage preservation. 

Keitu Gwangwa, has throughout her life explored various arts disciplines with success, has performed in several countries abroad and continues to work with icons and artists to promote African culture and heritage. As director of Ndebi Creations she aims to blend activism and art in encouraging pride in Africans for our history and identity. Keitu talks to us about her life as a sangoma and shatters some of the myths and preconceptions people have about what it means to be a sangoma.

Tallowah and Keitu start 2

Our Rasta Sista, Empress Tallowah, studied at the National School of Arts where she specialised in drama. Being Rastafarian was more a calling than a choice. Tallowah sees Rastafari more as a way of life rather than a religion but she embraces other religions. Tallowah's message is one of love and greatness. She believes: " We are all great and we need to remember, accept and apply this philosophy in our own lives"

( Note to self: So important that our youth learn about the wonderful diversity and different lifestyles of all people in our country) To listen to the show and some rhythmic music by Bob Marley and Thandiswa Mazwai just click play:

Thought for the day:

Healing Hands

Tune in to the iStart2 Show on Radio Today 1485 AM in Jozi, Nationally on DSTV Audio Channel 869 or worldwide on www.1485.org.za.

The show is broadcast every Monday at 18h30 and repeated on Fridays in its new prime time slot at 19h00 (SA Time) or visit www.istart2.com.