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RHYTHM PEOPLE OATH
In the beginning was heart drum
With this vibration we gave
Rhythm to the World
On this beat we sing life
We are the
Mobile Arts & Culture Village Tour: Preserving and Promoting the African Identity in the Diaspora
Each year the Teaching Artist Institute will dedicate one month to assemble and create a mobile touring village of arts
and culture to preserve and promote the African identity in the diaspora.
This month-long annual diaspora world tour will culminate in a continent based festival of world arts such as Feman/Festac 77 or ADGFAC. “Nomad” as it is affectionately named will not only promote and preserve the African identity in the diaspora using art and culture, but also encourage a pilgrimage to Africa every 5 years to people of African decent living in the diaspora.
One prior to departure each year “Nomad” will select artist and artisans from around the world to participate in training in the following areas: Cross cultural communication, Brand and market place development, Cultural economy and wealth of the Teaching Artistry
We are the Rhythm People Campaign
BECAUSE We are the canvas and regular experiences with art and artistic
expression are the foundations of the African world view
Because We are the first and mother to all cultures, creeds and
civilizations, like a drum, serve as the heartbeat of a global cultural economy.
Because We sing in death and in celebrating new life with art in the
styling of our hair, clothing, food, a dance in our walk and even the melodic
nature of our tonal languages and dialects
Because Every people globally benefit from the development of Africans
and their energy that wields the vibration of life.
Because Re-synthesizing arts and culture into every facet of our development puts Africans in their proper place; as
Rhythm people who move in art as a way of life and as a byproduct create art to live by.
The Rhythm People as a coalition of organizations dedicated to using art and culture for the development of Africa and
- Promote the coordination and funding of cultural exchange programs between African and the Diaspora
- Further encourage and disseminate information to all member states and African Diaspora projects which are
- Support, encourage and promote the celebration of global observation days as symbols of solidarity for the
commemoration of the common heritage and vision of Africa and its Diaspora in order to strengthen Pan
African unity and identity