Tuesday, October 31, 2006


Announcing November's Lounge Session:
Umoja Karimu

Umoja Karamu, meaning "unity feast" in Swahili, is an American Afrakan celebration which was iniated in 1971 by Brother Edward Simms, Jr. of Philadelphia, Pa. As practiced in The Temple of the Black Messiah Umoja Karamu is held on the fourth Sunday in November. Its purpose is to instill solidarity, Afrakan values, and appreciation of Afrakn heritage into Afrakan families. Prayers, libations to honor ancestors, historical readings, and feasts mark the observances.

The celebration is based on five periods of American Afrakn existence, each being represented by a color.
 The color BLACK represents Afrakn people and their families being whole and culturally intact.
 The color WHITE symbolizes the war waged against Afrakn people and their families.
 The color RED marks the bravery and sacrifices made for the liberation and redemption by Afrakan          people and their families
 The color GREEN signifies the renewal and retrieval of traditional Afrakan culture by Afrakan people and  their families.
 The color GOLD  celebrates the bright future and continued successes Afrakan people and their families      will have through cultural unity.

We're gonna vibe to diasporac sounds while dining on Afrakaltural cuisine. Cultural discourse will be a must. You asked for a place to come... now you got one. To all you conscious heads who want to build... check us out.
Contact us for more info: info@pyakule.com 267.808.1701 ask for Atef Ture'
*Remember, this is an invitation-only event. Please contact us directly to sign up, space is limited.
Atef & Sxmt

Thursday, October 26, 2006

Upcomming Sessions

The Lounge On Site is under renovation. But based on previous events held there we look forward to many more hot Sessions. We'll be doing it monthly...but if it hits like last time we'll go bi-weekly. Check back here for times and dates. Feedback is essential to improvement so let us know what you feel and we'll feel you back. We look forward to seeing all the regulars and a whole lot of new faces.

Atef & Sxmt