In September 2022 while in Dakar, Senegal, I began to create body of sound meditation recordings along with some amazing Senegalese artists. My work on this project is coming to a close but I wanted to share this very special song performed Sonar Sonko. Over the pst few months, I have been opening my sound [...]
Festa de Iemanja (Festival of Yemaya) is an annual celebration dedicated to the mother of all and mother of all Orisha, Iemanj that takes place on February 2nd in Salvador, Bahia, Brazil. The celebration takes place over 3 days, beginning in the late evening on February 1st. During this time Candomblé practitioners, a vivid mix of Afro-Brazilians, and [...]
While on my honeymoon in Bali, I spent some time at Pyramids of Chi, a sound meditation/healing center that I fell in love after some great sound meditation experiences. These session were a great treat for me to indulge and let go with the relaxed vibe and gentle guiding. My 1st sessions was with Balinese [...]
One of my highly memorable experiences in Bali was my visit to the Tirta Empul temple,, which was founded in 962 A.D and is considered sacred by the Balinese Hindu community. History: Based on a manuscript called Usana Bali, the creation of Tirta Empul involves the myth of an epic battle between a powerful yet [...]
One of my personal goals is to visit as many "Doors of No Return" that exist in West Africa. In September, I took a retreat to celebrate my birthday on Senegal, where the House of Slaves (Maison des Esclaves) can be found on Goreè Island. Before making my excursion to Maison des Esclaves,I watched videos [...]
Getting Crowned in Nima January 30th has come and gone. I am still basking in celebration since being crowned Sarki Jakada of the Nima Hausa Chief Palace. Preparation for the ceremony was both quick and intense! Fortunately, I was guided the entire way. It was a wild two weeks; from selecting my ceremonial dress, to [...]
Ete Sen and Greetings from Ghana, Family! My journey in Ghana has been more than life changing! The purpose of the trip was to continue to explore Ghana, as I am planning to repatriate to Africa in the next coming years. Most importantly, my one big project in Bolgatanga, Ghana documenting the basket weavers who [...]
Join Sankofa Mind + Body at the N’Namdi Center for Contemporary Art on Saturday, October 24th at 1130am for the Saturday Sound Bath Meditation in Midtown Detroit. This special sessions will begin with a social distancing fire circle to allow for rapid transformation. After preparation, we will transition into the sound bath meditation, which includes a combination of [...]
Join Sankofa Mind + Body’s Sound Bath Meditation on Saturday, September 19th at 1130am for the 1-year anniversary return to the N’Namdi Center for Contemporary Art located in the Historic Sugar Hill Arts District in Midtown Detroit. These special sessions will begin with a social distancing fire circle to allow for rapid transformation. After preparation, [...]