Empress Menen Celebration, London, March 15th 2011

April 20, 2014  •  Leave a Comment

Lois Cordelia presented a display of cut-paper silhouette art and portraits as part of a night of roots dub and reggae:

Queen Omega Vibration : a night in honour of Empress Menen Asfaw, Queen Omega, Mother of Iration

Haile Selassie's VisionHaile Selassie's VisionHaile Selassie's Vision

Medium: Silhouette paper-cut. Cut by hand using a scalpel.

Dimensions: 20 x 20 cm

Date: March 2011

Comments:
From imagination.

Design incorporating an excerpt of Emperor Haile Selassie's visionary speech:

That until the philosophy which holds one race superior and another inferior is finally and permanently discredited and abandoned;
That until there are no longer first-class and second-class citizens of any nation;
That until the color of a man's skin is of no more significance than the color of his eyes;
That until the basic human rights are equally guaranteed to all without regard to race;
That until that day, the dream of lasting peace and world citizenship and the rule of international morality will remain but a fleeting illusion, to be pursued but never attained;
And until the ignoble and unhappy regimes that hold our brothers in Angola, in Mozambique and in South Africa in subhuman bondage have been toppled and destroyed;
Until bigotry and prejudice and malicious and inhuman self-interest have been replaced by understanding and tolerance and good-will;
Until all Africans stand and speak as free beings, equal in the eyes of all men, as they are in the eyes of Heaven;
Until that day, the African continent will not know peace.

We Africans will fight, if necessary, and we know that we shall win, as we are confident in the victory of good over evil. ~ Haile Selassie I



Price: £SOLD. In a private collection in Debenham, England.

The Lion's GazeThe Lion's GazeThe Lion's Gaze

Medium: Silhouette paper-cut. Cut by hand using a scalpel.

Dimensions: Approximately A3. 420 x 297 mm

Date: 2009

Comments:
From imagination.



Price: £Original artwork stolen/missing. Please contact Lois to commission similar work.

Deep Roots Reggae and Dub - Royal Sounds by Roots Hitek Music + Guests, Tuesday March 15th 2011 - 10.30pm-3.30am

at Orleans, 259-261 Seven Sisters Rd, Finsbury Park, London N4 2DD

with live: Uwimana, Sista Aisha & Princess Linn + music by Sisters of Love (Conscious radio) & Wombman of Moods (Omega radio)

 


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