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nhaka bhuku 2

cartography of the animist body and radical black african presences 

animist technology 

practice and process

iBhuku 2  is concerned with decoding , codes . cultural codes 

its emancipatory  mission |  liberating  |  decolonizing | repatriating  platform   | codifying  | gathering  | the sonic texts and fictions | physical transcendences | the highest possible representation of human potential | embedded  Shona DicTUMS | Jurisprudences  | jurisdictions |   philosophies | known as TSIKA | Nhaka  | hukama | hunhu | chikaranga |

                                      nehanda’ s  children have woke  from  their colonial slumber 

 

 

VaZvarwapatsva |  need | Imagination | stamina | trust | to animate | breath life into |

their pasts present and futures Selves | making this emancipatory act a liberation a tool forward 

 

none but ourselves |   no other truths have liberated us from

                                      capitalist | christian  | mohamedan | forms of entrapment | death 

freedom  is the  ability to animate one s  past present future selves

 

bhuku 2 is a 

mhondoro thought | master thought  on 

Art | Culture 

on what the  role of art in culture | artists in society is 

for the wise these two words are one  not two separate ideas 

 

 

                                                                the major Gift is culture |

 

bhuku 2 is

language |  development | preservation 

ritual language |  secular language 

it is without doubt that Munhu hunhu ne hunhu hwake | without this   you are  |  animal | mhuka | mbongoro | 

bhuku is 

chikaranga  | action | word 

gifts

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dancer | musician

 Mutambi |  Gwenyambira | munyanduri | dzinyaNgoma | Madzitete  | artistic territory |  education

 

artistic tendencies are observed by those who spend the most time with children 

aunts and grannies | tete | ambuya | 

 

the  gifted  are taught by those they are not afraid of or shy with | MUNYARIKANI | someone you can´t learn from because of great respect | ruremekedzi 

tete | like your sister as she is your father sister       tete  is raised within family lores and is an expert in tsika | that family tsika 

mbuya | grandma | because she is a mutorwa | stranger |  in the family meaning she married INTO  but is not part of its dna |  she knows even more than sister |    Sekuru |  tenants of the family know everything about the family and hence are endowed with the right to be the art school  

 

the artist body is prepared by tete |  Mbuya  sekuru 

 

art school would teach all the required | known repertory of that family | and when dancers or musician go other peoples dances | Bira | they will expand their repertory etc etc 

 

 

the modern dilemma |  urban living and broken families |  maids, servants  have the most time with the young artist |  but completely unable to educate and develop tsika

 

Mhondoro THOUGHTS | urgent ideas 

 

 |  ARTIST |  to move with the gods you must be worthy | gifted | chosen | prophet of the people |  messenger | from the gods |  assassin carrying the word |chamudenga medenga + izwi  | the children of nehanda |  time NOW 

 

totsinhira | testify | witness | echo  

 

language | shona    the language used for those scared tenants of the culture  |  animist technology 

 

create a tool box | ways to learn |  grow | improve collective understanding of the world + shona cultural universe | the beauty of living to ones fullest potential 

 

To catapult | to extract from the past | future capacities | to realize the future | in the present 

 

black african futurists futures | held in the concepts | philosophies |  hunhu | chivanhu | nhaka | chikaranga |  Tsika 

 

 

The human animal has the ability to speak to its past |  present | future selves via the conduit generally referred to as the ancestor | spirt | mhepo |  wind | this conduit has revealed itself to different time zones  |  geographies and unleashed its power surges  using various  names |  the future for  black beings  is unfolding in the present | beyond digital capacities | hence Nhaka | cartography of animist technologies | a text on the  mesmerizing lives of those chosen | and the new generation | born in culture 

sound  clusters  | sonic literatures

physical  transformations | metaphysical  transportations 

nhaka | nora chipaumire
nhaka | nora chipaumire
nhaka | nora chipaumire
nhaka | nora chipaumire
nhaka | nora chipaumire

nhaka siyiranwa | mugara dzakasungwa | 4 gwinyai rustito - master teacher 

 

tsika | language | sound | gesture 

 

dancer | drummer  

value of tribe - DUNHU - sing  same  hymn sheet |  ancestral shadows | conversation | beauty of their nhaka | evident   deep  tsika = virtuosity 

 

 DUDZIRO | testify 

 

tsigira | tsigiro |   tsinhira | witness | support 

 dancer is mukwenenzera |  one who polishes the action  | + more 

 

drummer |  dzinyangoma - one who grabs | captures  the drums

 

munyanduri | the kind of drummer who understands different vibrations | for different dancers | or that drummer who can read the sound of the dancer regardless of what tribe they come from 

 

master drummer |   master dancer + nhaka posse 

 

detemba |  to speak | 

 

muimbi | singer 

voice |  controls | connects 

body  instrument | signing or speaking  |

body gesture is VOICE  | speaks 

 

Kukuza |   Bikiro | Zivo | knowledge 

nhaka | nora chipaumire
nhaka | nora chipaumire
nhaka | nora chipaumire
nhaka | nora chipaumire
nhaka | nora chipaumire
nhaka | nora chipaumire
nhaka | nora chipaumire
nhaka | nora chipaumire

The physical body |  spiritual body | tateguru |shadow | spirit | MUSE | Land spirits | water spirits 

 

working the sacred in secular spaces or public spaces versus |  ritual space -Bira | dare 

Health | vigor | stamina                               develop the power | 

 

Listening 

 

Seeing 

 

Hearing 

 

Speaking  

 

Imagination | dreams | backflight swagga 

 

advancing |  developing |  Tsika | culture 

 

artists | society  |  future artists  | Built | natured |  sustained | 

nhaka | nora chipaumire

BODY | SPEECH  |  GESTURE 

*A temple | sacred site | hosting spirit 

*A tool , which can be used by owner or by others 

*Only human animal |carries the spirit of GOD 

senses | smell | sight | feel = communication

 

 

parts 

moyo  | heart 

character 

decisions 

rhythm 

brain 

processor 

information archive 

stomach 

tank | food 

kidneys 

sternum 

                           all connected to heart 

 

hands | arms 

legs | feet 

wheels  with sensors to hear and see | avoid danger etc | must have pressure for the instrument to MOVE 

 

skin | 

largest sensory agent 

it does breath and hear ..

 

hair 

cuticles 

 

spirit | how does one connect to spirit | muse | mhepo 

 

entire BODY can hear |  see | think | process | speak |  feel 

videos+ photo | guzmán infanzón, shika  mohamed yousry