We all carry within the essence of our civilizations as a sacred element. Sacred element, because it is the soil of our roots.
This awareness is fundamental to restore the compromised harmony of the human chain sacred circles.
My venture in this regard brought the concept of Circles of Our Civilizations, an inspiration whose first spark came to me a little more than 20 years ago.
It was then an evidence. Today, it is a call stronger than anything and everything…
There was a need then to prove, through my ancestral lineage, my unquestionable existence rising from remarkably strong and ingenious progressive civilizations.
Today’s conviction is that it is essential for all of us to acknowledge the deeply rooted in us magnitude for universal nurtured wellness of our civilization's timeless spirit, always there within our reach…
Indigenous, Kemet / Nubian and Caribbean civilizations are sacred circles keepers of an inextinguishable flame yet.
Bringing upfront and spreading at large the values of those cultures induce to elevate our consciousness and pierce through their underlying reality...
Seizing the flame, appreciating and integrating it with respect and integrity, ensures better balance and harmony in all, for ourselves and the whole humanity.
Born in Haiti, I
carry Indigenous, Kemet / Nubian and Caribbean lineage in me.
The concept of Circles of Our Civilisations takes its roots in the days when
I was a student in visual arts and languages at the University of Ottawa. I was
more at the library than in my classes, though.
In fact, the
great library of that renowned institution was overwhelmingly garnished with myriads
of works on Indigenous, Kemet /Nubian and Caribbean art history and cultures. A gold
mine in itself.
Believe it or not,
in the cursus on art history, theories and practices, there was nothing about Indigenous,
Kemet / Nubian and Caribbean cultures, just as if they were non-existent.
This bias got
strongly under my skin; it was a clear statement that I do not exist. However
if we understand that We are One, rectification is essential.
I thus decided
to bring light on humanity in its integrality. That’s where my daring spirit
"A woman in harmony with her spirit is like a
She goes where she will without pretense and arrives at her destination ready to be herself and only herself."
Indigenous people lineages are spread in all continents on the planet.
conscious that they have been discriminate to the extent of eradication if not to the lowest denigration. In a lot of cases, it’s been apparently a total
and there, there’s evidence that they were able to keep alive the essence of
the ancestral cultures they had inherited.
The memory of
this legacy is in each and everyone of us.
"He who can’t conceive himself anew is dying."
~ Bob Dylan
The concept of circles of Our civilizations is an action based research with the starting point to claim the integral history of humanity from within and, from a growing awareness that all men's and women's misfortunes stem from not knowing how to dance life.
My project to demonstrate that indeed all men's and women's misfortunes stem from not knowing how to dance life, is the creation of Sacred Circles of Our Civilizations Dances Spirit.
This project is viable as a place of integrative assertion of our ancestral knowledge legacies, in
position to serve, promote and expand ancestral arts, particularly from Indigenous, Kemet / Nubian and Caribbean cultures.
This project is in its infancy. The major structural foundations are visualized, consisting of:
African American: Kwanzaa Nguzo Saba (Seven Principles of Kwanzaa)