The ► World Ancestor Concert ,
developed by moja mediaworks llc,
features international and regional artists,
a focus on traditional culture and social justice.
Our theme is
We invite you into our ► World Ancestor Concert Global Village and look forward to seeing and feeling our family of Global Villagers, people from around the world, grow and expand and share their beauty with each other. The World Ancestor Concert experience has been created so that we can see ourselves better, more clearly, to hold space for each other in this changing world...as we create that world we want...
one of love, validation...and peace.
"Vandana Shiva: Water is Peace"
"Vandana Shiva explains how Water is at the Heart of Peace,
the Heart of Justice and the Heart of Sustainability."
♦ We seek to live together in our full humanity on this earth, our Global Village, embattled, brave and powerful. We acknowledge and validate the struggles of women, indigenous peoples, our LGBTQ communities and all marginalized voices of humanity and the Earth Herself.
♦ We seek to bring forward our blessed, imperfect and revered Ancestors who have shown us the way forward in almost innumerable cultural lifeways and traditions, through their words and stories passed down through many thousands of years so that we could be our very best as we walk our path here together, a world of many traditions, many nations, of so many vulnerable, but powerful people.
♦ We seek to shine a warm and welcoming light on our Ancestor's wisdom, the genius of our human traditions, bring into clear focus the magic and power of the women of the world, the primacy of our fight for the protection of our sacred waters and the arduous search for the deepening roots of peace on and with our beautiful planet Earth.
♦ "I maintain that the biggest challenge in the new millennium could be a change of habit. We could change from a dominating commodity culture into one of true exchange in which we learn from each other in humility and respect. I do think it's possible. But it's up to us." - Luisah Teish
♦ "Snowflakes, leaves, humans, plants, raindrops, stars, molecules, microscopic entities all come in communities. The singular cannot in reality exist." - Paula Gunn Allen
♦ "Across the continent, on the shores of small tributaries, in the shadows of sacred mountains, on the vast expanse of the prairies, or in the safety of the woods, prayers are being repeated, as they have for thousands of years, and common people with uncommon courage and the whispers of their ancestors in their ears continue their struggles to protect the land and water and trees on which their very existence is based. And like small tributaries joining together to form a mighty river, their force and power grows." - Winona LaDuke
moja mediaworks has come together to develop what we feel is important and meaningful work. We are currently working diligently to create a vision of our humanity that is inspired out of the best our Ancestors created for us, the best that we have created and put into action based on all that has come before us. We are developing some very profound creations in media, music, merchandising and more.
As we are gaining our important foundation, we ask you for your support through matronizing (!) our Marketplace online stores or donating to our Fundly campaign.
A Story of the World Ancestor Concert:
Born of Fire, Community, Remembering and Love
It was about 9pm and the fire was crackling hot and bright under the tall thin trees. We were about an hour in to warm conversation and friendship after a deep evening of ritual. The logs popped and crackled, sending sparks in gentle display of spirit and celebration. The Ancestors had visited us today.
And they were with us now. As the conversation turned to the ways of the world, to the challenges we all faced in our lives, as we sat there in rag-tag lawn chairs, on camp stools and smooth worn stumps, the warm light dancing on hopeful faces, sharing stories of community, transformation and the myriad ways our beloved ones who have passed on before us had prepared us for our lives, how they helped us define our purpose here on earth…how they had touched our lives so often, so deeply….sometimes in ways we could never imagine.
We came to a quiet point there in the firelight, yet cool under the insistent glow of the moon. And we knew we had to find a way to thank them, the Ancestors, to hold them in continued reverence and gratitude…to remember them in a world that would rather have us forget…and step stumbling into our uncertain futures unaided by the best they had to offer us, their genius, their time-worn traditions and best beloved intentions for our best and brightest future now.
There in that flickering light, the World Ancestor Concert was born…sparked out of the heart of a village in the woods of New York…born a beautiful, incendiary love letter yet unopened from those that gave us precious life itself…there in the sacred light of that primal element of fire – the portal to the Ancestors.
- Ukumbwa Sauti
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≈ Obrigada! Jerejef! Gracias! Barka! Danke! Merci! Asante! Thank you! ≈