ITC0017: Bullerengue Circle – In the Chestnuts

SHOW: Inside The Chestnuts –

“A collective using #bullerengue as a tool for self-awareness to understand our inner rhythm and connect with our creative self”

Bullerengue is a traditional musical genre and dance from the Caribbean Region of Colombia and the Darién Province in Panama. It is typically sung and preserved primarily by elderly women, accompanied by local artisan drums, and developed in the Palenques or Maroon communities.

In this podcast Astehmari speaks with Rafael Esteban Cardona Hernandez and Valeria Pacific of Bullerengue Circle just after they facilitated their first cultural arts workshop at the Chestnuts Community Centre in Tottenham N15. It was wonderful and we had an insightful reasoning on the origins of the African-Colombian cultural arts, rooted in the Palenques Maroon communities’ traditions you know we went deep.

We’re pleased to welcome the new Circle into the centre and look forward to future workshops and programmes by these reverent art practitioners. The Bullerengue Circle workshops explore the “Afro Colombian” rhythms of Bullerengue through dance and drums, breath command, freedom of expression and the raising of One’s well-being are at the heart of the point. Sessions are multi-lingual with a good depth of historical insight and due respect the Ones who came before.

Enjoy the show.

Connect with Bullerengue Circle here:
https://www.facebook.com/bullerengue.cirle/

Podcast Trailer:

STS0016: Master Drummer Alexandre ‘Alex’ Yemaoua Dayo – Part 1: Impressed by the Moon and Thomas Sankara

Master Drummer Alexandre ‘Alex’ Yemaoua Dayo


Part 1: Impressed by the Moon and Thomas Sankara

SHOW: School Teacher Speaks –

STS0016: Master Drummer Alexandre ‘Alex’ Yemaoua Dayo – Part 1: Impressed by the Moon and Thomas Sankara

https://broadcast.ulearnnaturally.org/podspace/?p=859

Astehmari Batekun speaks with Master Drummer Alexandre ‘Alex’ Yemaoua Dayo, this light intro opens the way for two more part in the series. In this interview you get to know where this wonderful creative artist is coming from, nature and nurture, wisdom and revolutionary movements.

Check out links to Alex’s social media and projects.

TC0007: Looking for The Answer to Racism and IMPLEMENTING The Solution

SHOW: The Context –

TC0007:  Looking for The Answer to Racism and Implementing The Solution (Part 2)

https://broadcast.ulearnnaturally.org/podspace/?p=840

Another classic interview with CSI Peter and Astehmari Batekun (Principal of the BOU).

The title of the show says it all.

Let the Black Open University (BOU) (http://blackopenuniversity.hns.to) team know if your want to support the CSI Training for the Neutralisation of Racism programme.

Did you hear?

TC0001: ‘AFRICAN SPIRITUALITY’? JUSTICE AND RACISM WITH CSI PETER – PART 1 (https://broadcast.ulearnnaturally.org/podspace/?p=157)

Also, checkout this great video interview of CSI Peter on AILTV : https://youtu.be/YvCbYC5Fm68

BOUS0004: Recipes for Resilience Project (Food4Climate) – Breakfast Show Extract

SHOW: Black Open University Show –

BOUS0004: Recipes for Resilience Project (Food4Climate) – Breakfast Show Extract

https://broadcast.ulearnnaturally.org/podspace/?p=830

Recipes for Resilience: Superfoods for Climate Action!

Youth empowerment for young people aged 14 to 18.

FOOD! We love it in all forms and ‘flavas’.

Food not only sustains us but it also connects us to each other and to our heritage. Food gives us a sense of community and culture. But did you know that our food choices can help save the planet? Did you know that food helped our ancestors fight oppression?

The Black Open University has teamed up with

  • The University of the West Indies
  • University of Edinburgh and
  • Caribbean Youth Environment Network (CYEN)

To help open up this very special opportunity to engage with youth across the Caribbean and specialist educators in heritage, food systems and climate change.

Get in touch with Astehmari as soon as possible for special UK participation access links and further guidance.

Astehmari Batekun

Principal
Black Open University

e:
principal [at] blackopenuniversity.org

m:
+44 (0)7930501777

ITC0016: The Recovered Art Collective @ChestnutsCentre Oct 2021 Art Gallery Exhibition – Setup Day

SHOW: Inside the Chestnuts –

ITC0016: The Recovered Art Collective @ChestnutsCentre Oct 2021 Art Gallery Exhibition – Setup Day

https://broadcast.ulearnnaturally.org/podspace/?p=802

The Recovered Art Collective are displaying their art from Monday 25th Oct 2021 for 7 days. We had a chance to speak with Rohan, Sylvanno, Adolphus and Mitchel and the reasoning went deep into the nature of art and recovery.

Check out the show now and make sure you attend the gallery display this week.

CDT0012: St Ann’s New Neighbourhood: Peace and Wellness Festival 2021 – Part 4 – Rounding up Hope

SHOW: Collective Deep Trust –

CDT0012: St Ann’s New Neighbourhood: Peace and Wellness Festival 2021 – Part 4

https://broadcast.ulearnnaturally.org/podspace/?p=793

The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, has announced Catalyst Housing as his development partner for a major redevelopment of the St Ann’s Hospital site in Tottenham.

Catalyst’s plans for the site involve building 934 homes, with 50 of these affordable homes set aside for community-led housing, enabling local people to own some of the homes and making St Ann’s one of the largest community-led housing schemes in London.

On Saturday 25th Sept 2021 Abundance Centres were honoured to open Catalyst Housing’s first Peace and Wellbeing Festival designed to engage the local community in sharing their hopes and aspirations for the new development.

In this podcast (Part 4) you’ll hear the Festival’s closing activities and commentary. The Hope Tree was a special contribution to the Festival, listen to the insightful reason with creator Donald Waugh, Pavement 2 Catwalk, rounding up hope.

The whole day was wonderful and so we’ve got a great series of podcast treats for you, stay tuned.

CDT0011: St Ann’s New Neighbourhood: Peace and Wellness Festival 2021 – Part 3 – Tree life in the New St Ann’s Neighbourhood

SHOW: Collective Deep Trust –

CDT0011: St Ann’s New Neighbourhood: Peace and Wellness Festival 2021 – Part 3 – Tree life in the New St Ann’s Neighbourhood

https://broadcast.ulearnnaturally.org/podspace/?p=785

The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, has announced Catalyst Housing as his development partner for a major redevelopment of the St Ann’s Hospital site in Tottenham.

Catalyst’s plans for the site involve building 934 homes, with 50 of these affordable homes set aside for community-led housing, enabling local people to own some of the homes and making St Ann’s one of the largest community-led housing schemes in London.

On Saturday 25th Sept 2021 Abundance Centres were honoured to open Catalyst Housing’s first Peace and Wellbeing Festival designed to engage the local community in sharing their hopes and aspirations for the new development.

In this podcast (Part 3) you’ll hear from Russell Miller as he shares insight on tree life in the New St Ann’s Neighbourhood. Russell facilitates a wonderful tree walk tour of local trees, in this podcast we recorded half of the tour shared during the Festival.

The whole day was awesome and so we’ve got a great series of podcast treats for you, stay tuned.

CDT0010: St Ann’s New Neighbourhood: Peace and Wellness Festival 2021 – Part 2

SHOW: Collective Deep Trust –

CDT0010: St Ann’s New Neighbourhood: Peace and Wellness Festival 2021 – Part 2

https://broadcast.ulearnnaturally.org/podspace/?p=778

The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, has announced Catalyst Housing as his development partner for a major redevelopment of the St Ann’s Hospital site in Tottenham.

Catalyst’s plans for the site involve building 934 homes, with 50 of these affordable homes set aside for community-led housing, enabling local people to own some of the homes and making St Ann’s one of the largest community-led housing schemes in London.

On Saturday 25th Sept 2021 Abundance Centres were honoured to open Catalyst Housing’s first Peace and Wellbeing Festival designed to engage the local community in sharing their hopes and aspirations for the new development.

In this podcast (Part 2) you hear from attendees, stall holders and presenters of the Festival:

● Binary Drumming (#uLearnNaturally) with Astehmari & the Abundance Centres‘ cultural arts and Community Science Labs team.

● Poet Jo Roach shares a selection of touching poetry.

Sereena Keymatlian and team from the Haringey Play Association reason on the value of free play and adventure.

Russell Miller shares insight on the Black Mullberry tree, here more of his insights on other local trees in Part 3 of this podcast series.

● Finally we hear some summary thoughts from the Festival host, King David from Black People Giving (BPG); on a mission to establish and maintain peace and well-being locally and beyond.

The whole day was wonderful and so we’ve got a great series of podcast treats for you, stay tuned.

CDT0009: St Ann’s New Neighbourhood: Peace and Wellness Festival 2021 – Part 1

SHOW: Collective Deep Trust –

CDT0009: St Ann’s New Neighbourhood: Peace and Wellness Festival 2021 – Part 1

https://broadcast.ulearnnaturally.org/podspace/?p=772

The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, has announced Catalyst Housing as his development partner for a major redevelopment of the St Ann’s Hospital site in Tottenham.

Catalyst’s plans for the site involve building 934 homes, with 50 of these affordable homes set aside for community-led housing, enabling local people to own some of the homes and making St Ann’s one of the largest community-led housing schemes in London.

On Saturday 25th Sept 2021 Abundance Centres were honoured to open Catalyst Housing’s first Peace and Wellbeing Festival designed to engage the local community in sharing their hopes and aspirations for the new development.

In this podcast we got to speak with Nicola Wheeler, Head of Community Investment, Catalyst Housing and members of her team about the path to equitable community development.

The whole day was wonderful and so we’ve got a series of podcast treats for you, stay tuned.

ITC0014: Ukombozii Ancestral Drums Group Therapy sessions in association with The Good Brother Foundation.

SHOW: Inside the Chestnuts

ITC0014: Ukombozii Ancestral Drums Group Therapy Sessions in association with Good Brother Foundation.

https://broadcast.ulearnnaturally.org/podspace/?p=757

Ukombozii Ancestral Drums Group Therapy Sessions in association with Good Brother Foundation.

19:30 hours Thursdays.

£3 (members) £6 (non-members) The fees help us to keep the therapy groups going.

@ Chestnuts Community Centre 280 St Ann’s Road London N15 5BN

Please bring a drum or shaker and water for your own consumption as shops are quite far!!! Ukombozii Ancestral Drums – a sub-group of the Pan-Afrikan Society Community Forum (PASCF)

For more information:

T: 07933145393
E: pascfevents1@gmail.com
W: http://www.pascf.org