Totality as Embedded in African Languages

Some connections between: ingoma (song/dance) , ngoma (a drum), isangoma (healer)… They are all signal driven and they don’t question the inner voice but seek to understand.

Song allows herself to be remembered and sung anytime, anywhere and by anyone that receives inspiration so is a dance. A song gives equal love to all.

A drum is ready to listen anytime and he avails himself for the opportunity of being played as he believes this is his purpose in this life. A drum is ready to totally submit himself to the chosen drumer.

A healer is ready to do as the inner voice says, beyond fear, beyond any form of confines, through the trust he has for the ones that speak through him and his actions he transcends all.


Nduduzo Makhathini

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