Afro blues my prayers I

Afro Blues my prayers is a dedication to my late mentor and friend Zim Nqawana. Motha says: “my dedication to Bra zim Nqawana afro blues is a musical composition by mongo Santa Maria later played by John Coltrane Zim Ngqawana recorded Afro blues live at the Birds eye”

Motha says the image is based on the representation of man as the image of god the leopard, a personification of evil. The work references Albrecht Durer’s The Dragon with Seven Heads (Apocalyptic Woman) (1496-98). The image also references African cultural customs and ceremony’s usually worn as a symbol of wealth and status in the African context as well as the dangers of the tribal witch playing a role in South African politics

The image is in a disc form almost like a coin symbolic to the negative effects bad politics have on the South Africa economy.

Lyrics to afro blues:

Dream of a land my soul is from
I hear a hand stroke on a drum
Shades of delight cocoa hue
Rich as the night, afro blue
Elegant boy, beautiful girl
Dancing for joy, delicate whirl
Shades of delight cocoa hue
Rich as the night, afro blue
Two lovers dance face to face with undulating grace
They gently sway then slip away to some secluded place
Shades of delight cocoa hue
Rich as the night, afro blue
Dream of a land my soul is from
I hear a hand stroke on a drum
Shades of delight cocoa hue
Rich as the night afro blue
Elegant boy, beautiful girl

 

 
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