CULTURE

Things to Do in Self-Isolation: Cole Deen’s Guide

System’s editorial director & chief curator Cole Deen shares what’s getting him through isolation – from Fela Kuti to the nomadic Mbororo people of Niger.

System’s editorial director & chief curator Cole Deen shares what’s getting him through isolation – from Fela Kuti to the nomadic Mbororo people of Niger.

In this segment System will be publishing a daily to do list over the coming weeks to get you through the isolation period. Here, System’s editorial director & chief curator Cole Deen shares what’s getting him through isolation – from Fela Kuti to the nomadic Mbororo people of Niger.

Know

Did you know that there are about 3,000 tribes, speaking more than 2,000 different languages in Africa. One of the standout tribes is the Wodaabe also known as the Mbororo or Bororo which i came across as i was studying African culture , they are an interesting group of people, here is a few links where you can lean more about it : https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wodaabe , http://fernwhitehilsenrath.wordpress.com/tag/the-wodaabe-tribe/ ,  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HJFbFkuQaeI , https://adventure.com/wodaabe-nomads-gerewol-chad-africa/

Watch

These are 5 things i’m watching including movies, talks, documentaries and Interviews :

1 : If you are a fan of the TED Talks this talk by Master Shi Heng Yi – 5 hindrances to self-mastery is a must watch https://youtu.be/4-079YIasck?list=WL

2 : Do you care about HipHop? this documentary dissecting the making of “Watch The Throne” the collaborative studio album by American rappers Jay-Z and Kanye West, is a must see https://youtu.be/YogXo-1N1GI

3 : I’m watching 300 for the 80th time , yes that ancient film by Zack Snyder , Netflix is bae.

4 : Everybody should know The Joe Rogan Show.

5 : Fela Kuti was a God find all his Video on Youtube , watch his recorded live performances .

Bonus, Keep track of what is happening in the real world on National Geographic.

Read

As if there is anything more worth doing, This is a list of every book i’m reading, keep it a secret …

Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates

We Should All Be Feminists by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

The Credo of Being and Nothingness by Wole Soyinka

Decolonising the Mind by Ngugi wa Thiongo

Listen

Here is a few Albums , let me indulge you my taste

Kind of Blue by Miles Davis

Catch a Fire by The Wailers

Zombie by Fela Kuti

African Giant by Burna Boy

My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy by Kanye West

Study

Learn a new language before you can’t, I’ve been studying some Hieroglyphic writing and Japanese –

"Watashi wa, anata o aishiteimasu" in Japanese means "I love you" in English  

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