Incantation – Marimba Ani – 2000 Black

Cover for the 2000 Black album Ascension for Expansion

(Taught to me by Armah and Kambon)

2000 seasons of restless sleep beneath destroyers fragmented image.
We used their imposed definitions to disconnect our consciousness.
Lines drawn in denial of deeply textured souls

They knew as we slept
That our spirit was more powerful
Than their white death.

In our will-less sleep
we have allowed the earth to be defiled.
The wake of two thousands seasons
Of spiritless matter…
Destroyers’ work.

Confusion in Maafa aftermath
Within our lost knowledge
Enemies have blurred the line
Between us and them.
Are we the destroyers ourselves?

No. We are the springwater.
Compelled by ancestral consciousness
Issuing from Ani’s womb
We divine a victorious destiny

We are awakening
Announcing ourselves, self-determining
With Nubian will
Crystal vision
Shaping a new reality
Ancient genius rediscovered
So dayi – The Clear Word.

Balancing the scales
Restoring spirit to matter
The Whole completed
Made cosmic again.

Rhythm is the key to the Way
Alternating Death with Life
Joining us to each other.
We are the Healers.
The Victory is ours!

We call upon Onyame, Olodumare, and Amma
Invoking the Nommo-power of Blackness
Carried in the genes of Race Memory

Ancestors and Children to be born
Keys to the circles of connectedness
and clarity
Africa redeemed
The universe in harmony
Return and move forward
To the Way
Of a natural order
African World Order
Resplendent reflection of Ma’at.


By Nnamdi Azikiwe

The Mhotep Corporation uses its Keyamsha The Awakening brand to heighten perceptions and expand awareness. By producing content that engages, entertains and educates we create value for value relationships with our audience for mutual benefit. Mhotep is derived from the name of the architect and builder of the first pyramid in Kemet, so-called ancient Egypt. I formed the Mhotep Corporation in 2003 to produce and distribute 3D animation videos based on traditional African stories. Since then it has evolved to being a media production company including books. In a previous life I worked as a systems analyst developing solutions for government and multinational organizations. Born and educated in Washington, D.C. I have traveled to several places including Haiti, the Bahamas, Mexico, Canada, Nigeria (several times), Ethiopia (several times), Benin, Togo, and South Africa. I am married with three children.

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