Welcome back to 13East Entertaiment's own quarterly webazine. The East Beast News
There has been a lot of activity this Fall season. None of which we had quite expected to deal with wether good nor bad. The cycles of life had really taken VS and her manifestations for a spin this season. She tries to keep her structures afloat but it is clear she will need some time to heal from her version of life's challenges. She is still in running force however. it will take time before we can get the good ole'V back
KEY WEST TOMBS
As viewed in our previous East Beast News, Summer 2018 issue, you've seen the beauty of the Bahama Islands and the Florida Keys. You joined us as we took in the joy of acknowledging various styles of life. However the trip was not purely for fun and games. Besides the symbolic experience Ms. V had felt in her life goals, it was also a time to walk in the shoes that once brought to mind the tragedies of the past. It was to bring a reality check as we climb and wrangle the mountains to our dreams. To show meaning of the cultral mileage brought forth at that moment compared to how it all began in the first place. Ms. V made it clear this trip was necessary, either to pay homage or to show appreciation.
Key West Florida's Higgs Beach played a crucial role in the Transatlantic slave trade. A cemetary rests right upon the beach and happens to be the only known refugee cemetary in the U.S. Let's be clear, these were African refugees, not slaves! The story unfolds of the U.S Navy capturing three (3) American-owned slave ships that were captured near the coast of Cuba. The Africans were then brought to Key West Florida as a sancutary. The story has it that the Navy rescued more than 1,400 men, women and children from that mission. Housing and hospitals were built along the island to assist the refugees. Most refugees were returned to Africa, but almost 300 died from slave ship conditions. They were burried along the shore of the island and then forgotten for many years. One day a story surfaced in regards to this history and Dr. Lawrence Conyers was called. He took on the project and soon after, discovered graves. The ground was reconsecrated by island priests and African Shaman. Since the discovery of the first grave, hundreds of other graves were discovered.
The colorful flooring lays out the maritime slave route. If you notice the decorative tiles on the side of the monument, it tells the story of what happened during that time. The fact that they gave a proper burial to those that were forgotten and then finalized the burial appropriately from a real African Shaman spoke volumes in the respect that it was given. Key West does not hide the horror that occurred and they give proper respects to those left in the middle or became ill. I think I spent well over an hour in this one spot. Again, I was fascinated by the respect given as well as the history it provided by native tongue. I instantly felt a sense of appreciation to those on the island. I never knew of such a grave monument towards the African American people nor had I ever heard of the privates that were involved. This monument fulfilled answers to questions that I had swimming in my brain for years. But now it left open to new questions that I never even fathomed before.
As you've seen above, there are pedestals surrounding the grave monument. Now I do not feel comfortable walking on the graves of the dead but I just had to see what the pedestals represented. Hell, I did not expect to come across a slave monument while island hopping but I damn sure was going to be nosey to the messages that may have an effect towards the bloodlines.
Each pedistal surrounding the grave site is topped with a bronze plaque and dressed with a Adinkra symbol.
"The symbols on these columns are known as Adinkra (or edinkra), and originate in Ghana, West Africa, where the Atlantic "slave trade" began. Each symbol stands for a proverb or idea. They are traditionally stamped onto clothes in rhythmic patterns. Adinkra means "farewell," and the clothes were originally worn at funerals (red for younger people and white for elders). Although these symbols are traditionally associated with death, they also represent new beginnings."
So so many more to read from:
Also translate as "Unless God," "Be but for God" or "Only God."
Aproverb states, "I fear nothing in the universe, except God.
The most popular adinkra symbol, representing the supremacy and omnipotence of God.
"What I hear I keep,"
"I have listened, and I have learned."
Symbols of Knowledge, Wisdom and Prudence
There are lessons to be learned from every experience in life. "Even when the fool speaks, the wise person listens."
In spite of the all the horrors they endured, the captives aboard the three ships learned and kept valuable lessons from their survival.
"The moon does not hasten on its way around the world."
Symbol of Steadiness, Peace and Patience
"This too will pass." A reminder that patience is required in awaiting any outcome. It is necessary to know that everything must run its course in Divine time. Even the nightmare of the Middle Passage and slavery had to end in its due time, but it was necessary to remain strong, resistant andbe patient throughout its duration.
I dont know about you, but do you remember seeing this symbol? It is patterend through out Egypt writings/ drawings as head pieces but also in other places throughout the country and writings.
NYAME BIRIBI WO SORO
"God, I know there is something in the heavens."
Symbol of Hope and Faith
Even in the worst of circumstances, God is always there. This timeless knowledge has preserved in an African American gospel song,
"....Up above my head, I hear music in the air,
Up above my head, there's a heaven somewhere,".
and in a wise Brazilian proverb:
"Don't tell God that you have a great problem,
Tell your problem that you have a great God."
I wanted to recognize the past in order to understand where it is that I am meant to go."
She went on to say, "I do not know why, but in time, I'll understand." This meaning identified gallantly with "sometimes you might not know where you going until you can understand where you've been," with the reference underlying her own sense within culture. She had been on a mission to build and it was not until recently she had finally been able to visualize the full course of her direction. To see where faith has lead her was symbolic and appropriate for the moment.
The beginning story of the tile monument was pretty simple in its explanation. The beginning was the various tribes in Africa have all came from one place.
However different, they all were connected despite differences in tribes, they had respect for each others way of life.
There was once peace regardless of shade or tribe within the land. From the Albino to the Darkest shade, everyone was at one with peace until a clash of indifference had sparked change and uprooted those from their homes. These persons were considered ghosts/ or pirates.
And whomever went with them were forever bound and chained. These pirates helped enslave many and an uncounted many were shipped throughout the globe to forever be displaced from their natural homes. Despite the pain, the displaced are all connected by heart. These synchronized hearts of the displaced from their lands will provide lessons that will establish new roots throughout global lands for eternity.
This fall 13East Entertainment had been learning and escalating through business challenges that appeared before us during our climb to strengthen the networks music branch. The wealth of knowledge gained was worth understanding the point of the ground work versus taking the shortcut route. With this, we are proud to recognize the efforts and growth BUMPY103 has been able to sustain with 13East Entertainment's assistance. Now since 13East Entertainment is established with collecting resources from various platforms and recording company groups, we can explore our business options with various artists, music entertainers, ect. from around the world!
The release of Summer 17 is now available on over 300+ different radio platforms, stores and other worldly locations. First multiplatform album released by 13East Entertainment's own music label Eastern Empire Music. This album exploits catchy, explicit music by BUMPY103. We are definately excited about this release. This particular album was very important because it allowed us to explore probabilities, make connections and shine various talents while doing so. Since this albums release, BUMPY103 has come a long way in shining his lyrical art in stage performances and collaborations.
Large promotions have been put into place for all to enjoy the catchy tunes of BUMPY103. Just give us a listen on any of your favorite internet radio station!
Or you could happily follow us on our radio station, Eastern Empire Radio.
We hope you got to see him live, in action in Arizona at the 5th Annual Hip Hop Festival killing the stage! Whew chile, when I say he blew them away! He owned the stage spitting out his tops hits.
As you can see BUMPY103 has no intentions on slowing down. He puts in nothing but work even outside of 13EE!
Catch his new collaborative tunes on SoundCloud.
Even when you think we are done...nope, there is more to be seen!
Just in case you missed it... 13EE set up an interview with Rap Bully for BUMPY103! In case you missed the PR sauce, catch it here!
Catch the link that exposes BUMPY103 as making music for champions...
(We might have to knock him out with a bottle the next time he starts giving away secrets...)
With so much going on I can barely keep up with myself. So imagine my surprise when the island gives me a ring up on the line ready for more! I should've known better, the islands stay lit with catchy tunes and constant rhythm.
Once again, Munks80 comes rocking through with his hit songs taking way on the 13East Entertainment's YoutTube channel. his smooth and classic island sounds is giving a new twist to what the Bahamas rhythm have to offer. I felt this as I bumped it through my speakers doing quick fashion show changes to see what I was planning to wear out that night.
As usual we throw out there to multiple platforms that we are accepting participants in our yearly competition. The submission links are open on our twitter pages @13EastEnt and @EasternEmpire13. You can also catch our link on our Facebook page: 13East Entertainment. As we travel and create new waves through the industry, we always keep an open eye for any true talent along the way.
As 13East Entertainment continues to grow, we will continue to review and assist others on our various platforms providing many free services to the artist...as it should be.
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