Water, Women and Agroecology

Ina and Esu Anahata, co-founders of the BARKA Foundation will be joined on Oct. 20 at 4 p.m. by drummer Kodjo Bance and actor/dancer Karim Combari from Burkina Faso in a presentation on the work they are doing in Burkina Faso to provide clean water, empower women and girls, and to help farmers combat climate change through agroecology and sustainable agriculture. BARKA is an African word meaning gratitude, blessing and reciprocity. Reciprocity is embedded in all that BARKA does, serving as a bridge between individuals, schools and communities as well as a bridge with the United States to facilitate greater understanding, cultural exchange and the co-creation of a culture of peace.
Ina is a singer/songwriter, huntress, hands-on-healer, trained diviner and ordained Reverend. Esu was an actor, director, TV producer and hi-tech media consultant before co-founding BARKA. When in the US, Ina and Esu’s home and corporate headquarters is in unorganized territory on the shore of a lake in a rustic cabin without running water or electricity. In 2009 they received the Shining World Compassion Award from the Ching Hai International Association.
Kodjo Bance is a master drummer who has been playing the djembe since 1984. Kodjo is also an exceptional artist and his inspiring paintings of traditional African culture will be available for sale. Karim Combari is a guardian of his Gourmache culture in eastern Burkina Faso. He is a leader of an internationally renowned dance troupe and is an actor in BARKA’s theatre troupe which sensitizes the Burkina Faso population on various issues such as hygiene education and improved agricultural techniques.
This event will include live drumming. Bring your drums, instruments and dancing shoes.
Sunday, October 20, 2019 - 16:00
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Reversing Falls Sanctuary
818 Bagaduce Road
04617 North Brooksville , ME