Deep appreciation to the “I Am Ashé Live” cast and crew for global Diversity Week. And especially to the audience for the conversation after the performance. The shows so far have been powerful, exploring how the ancient African/Cuban concept of energy (Ashé) connects people with each other and with nature. More performances are planned for 2019, with details on the Suns of Mercury facebook page. Ashé!
Live and original: thanks Live N Local Festival and Elwood Lounge for celebrating with SOM!
Cuba's unique culture derives from a blend of European, Asian, and African influences. Ashé is a key principal of the island's African heritage, encompassing a philosophy of human symbiosis with nature. Produced through a partnership between Suns of Mercury, the University of Melbourne, the Afrekete Festival, Santería ritual specialists, and a growing community of supporters, this short film explores this increasingly global tradition.