Amigos ! los invito a escuchar esta hermosa canción que forma parte de mi nuevo disco "una vuelta más" y tengo el honor de tener de invitado a @francoramirezok con quien disfrutamos cantar esta hermosa Bachata con sonido Folklorico .
con ustedes "Bachata para dos"...
en los bongos el maestro @diegocuellarok
For our #FolkloreThursday in the lead up to #Halloween we have 'Witch Astride Her Broomstick', a half page illustration found on page 141 of CG Leland's Gyspy Sorcery, sketched by the author.
This is one of the few images within the book which depict typical association of witches, that of a woman on a flying broomstick attended by her animal familiar. Unusually, the woman is perched by the broom end of her stick, holding on with attached ropes that give the impression of the reins of a horse. There are no references to broomsticks within the chapter, but the image may represent Gana (or D̦ina) who the author describes as "queen of the witches" and who "rushes in headlong hunt over the heavens or through the skies followed by a throng of witches and fairies." The image is bordered by grotesque-looking hounds attacking themselves and each other.
From Gypsy Sorcery 
Ferguson Collection (Ref: Ferguson Ao-y.30)
One of my dreams is to have these Black folkloric characters become more common in schools and taught to be just as important as learning about the stories of Thor, Hercules, or heck, even the Headless Horsemen. Especially for those young children of color to see powerful and vibrant heroes from his or her roots.
I have been talking to a few schools to try and get Is'nana the WereSpider into their libraries, especially the schools with Black students. Given most schools not requiring us to learn Black myths and deities, we aren't really taught then unless a teacher goes out of their way. But we ARE required to learn Greek and European fairy tales and gods, etc.
I wanna help push the narrative a bit and introduce more Black folklore in schools, especially inner city Black schools. As my Kickstarter is ending, are there any teachers and school reps who would be interested or can speak to a higher up in charge of the books in their schools about backing for some copies ?
If there's any hesitation, we can also talk wholesale prices to accommodate to budgets.
Please contact me for more details and info. Tag anyone in education you feel may be interested. Thank you!
INKTOBER 2017 - JOUR 19 - PISHTACO:
"Les pishtacos sont des créatures imaginaires, des sortes de croque-mitaines qui séviraient dans les Andes et particulièrement au Pérou. Ils sont la manifestation d'une peur ancestrale amérindienne, la peur de l'amaigrissement et de la perte de la graisse. Cette croyance ancienne a encore aujourd'hui des manifestations modernes, principalement au Pérou.
Les pishtacos sont des monstres blanchâtres à l'apparence humaine qui tuent les hommes pour les découper et dévorer leur graisse frite. La graisse représentait, dans les civilisations indiennes autochtones, un signe de bonne santé. L'amaigrissement, la perte de la graisse, était selon eux à l'origine de maladies. La figure du pishtaco est basée sur cette peur des Amérindiens qu'on leur vole leur graisse."
Fear was brought over the Welsh and the Cornish. Mostly told to be small small men with miners hard hats and gear. they were the means of all kinds of mischief and pranks. ranging from things moving to them dropping the cave ceiling down, the Tommyknockers were the blame of most men fears in the mines. The main thing that shows a Tommyknockers presence are sounds of clinking, booms, or rocks falling/ moving around in front of the miners at the face of the cave.
According to some Cornish folklore, the Knockers were the helpful spirits of people who had died in previous accidents in the many tin mines in the county, warning the miners of impending danger. To give thanks for the warnings, and to avoid future peril, the miners cast the last bite of their tasty pasties into the mines for the Knockers.
A growing plant extend it’s leaves toward the sky as the roots grow deep inside the earth.
This tree of life is inspired by Alsatian imagery but I decided to let more place to the roots of the plants.
The roots symbolise the underneath of bloom. A slow and invisible growing that accumulate strength for the tree to age and expand. It’s my hidden inspiration, a force, a pure feeling that come from the guts, like rage, sadness and happiness .
The blooming flowers represent different stages of growth each of them being important in the development of the self.
Three pieces of this “Tree of life” are available in the shop at http://oenothera.tictail.com/ .
These engravings are printed on Lokta paper with golden typographic ink that give a peculiar light on this blue paper.
Erick Rivera. 17 años. Guitarrista. Un adolescente consciente de que su camino va al compás de la música, esperando que pueda llegar hacia la gente con sus letras. Estudiante de King'School San Miguel.