I am not sure what the nature of the problem you are having with the songs on the SONG PAGE of the Caney Circle Behike Lodge that I sent you a link to. Were you not able to open the page? If you open the page you will find a list of videos right there in that page. Each video presents me singing each one of the songs. If you are not able to open this page and listen to these videos please let me know right away. If you are able to open the page and listen to the songs in these videos then you will have the "music circling in your head" as you requested. Please get back to me as soon as possible about this because I am very worried that you can not hear this music.
Takaji my sisters. I would like to share some thoughts that might make our new members more enthusiastic about participating here. Although I know that you ladies regularly receive notifications of requests from prospective members who would like to join, you know that I usually take care of reviewing these requests and accepting the legitimate ones. However I think that it would be a wonderful treat for these new members to receive a welcome message from all of you in the COUNCIL OF WOMEN, which is the official spiritual administration of this network. Please keep track of the new members of the Indigenous Caribbean Network and approach them with a nice note so that they feel that they truly belong here. You can start with this Jamaican lady JoAnne Richard from Jamaica..... http://indigenouscaribbean.ning.com/profile/JoAnnRichards?xg_source=activity#add_comment .....Thank you. Miguel (financial administrator of the network)
Well sister as you probably figured out I confused Guaragua windsong with Bajacu Brito. Its bajacu who lives in Wisconsin and had demonstrated considerable interest in the ohio solstice ceremony. Guaraguao Windsong lives in New Mexico
I am so glad you made a connection with Guaraguao Windsong. She is very interested in our ceremonies in ohio and has shown a lot of interest in the beike aspect of our tradition. We may have a beike in Wisconsin in the future. I have invited Mukaro to the Solstice and have offered to pay his way here and his stay. I hope he accepts.
I was born in Bayamon, Puerto Rico. We moved to the states when I was three years old. I now live in Florida and I am an artist working on a series of oil and acrylic paintings of the Taino people spiritual bond with nature. One of the paintings is a 30x40 gallery canvas. I am creating Mother Earth and many other believes of the Taino stories. I have read many articles and I am passionate to proceed with this series. My love for the Arts started in Bronx, New york in my early elementary years. The Cultural trips the public school system provided many, many, many years ago gave me the opportunity to see the arts and make it now my only passion. I made several trips to the Metropolitan Museum of Art where I realized at that early age I wanted to be an artist. I just started to put my early work on the internet because my family and friends have asked me to display them. As soon as I have my Taino series finished I will dedicate a website to it. I also hope to visit New York again and show my work in the Bronx where it all started. Tell me a little about who you are and what is your passion in life?
It is so nice to connect with you once again!!! I am still in touch with brother Joshua! I adopted as my uncle, as he as his niece. I love him, he has been so good to me and my family! He always come thru whenever I ask of him for help. I have always wonder also in what happened when you were going to let me know...lol. Know that I am always around and yes, my offer still stands if you need help with your beautiful niece, she must be getting big now!! nothing happens for a reason:)...
Thanks for the tip on getting through to Dave.
It's such a coincidence that you participate in prison mnistry because Susan Ferraro, the blond woman that joined us at the ceremony this past Sunday also serves Native American inmates in the state correctional system here in Pennsylvania. She is actively co-ordinating an effort to get me permission to also go into the system so that I can minister to our Taino brothers in the prisons. You and her would have found something in common. I believe that she is a member of this network. Maybe you can drop her a line.
your brother Miguel
Welcome, I lived in Youngstown in the 70s. Many of ex-husband's family are still there and they are from the Caguas/Aguas Buenas region as well. My father's family is from Comerio/Aguas Buenas (last names Arriaga, Diaz, Gomez and Robles) The world is quite small!
I am inspired and humbled by your words. It is my sincere hope that I may communicate further with Dave as well as you, and that my family can continue to interact with yours so that we may continue to build this Taino community here in this corner of the world.