Sigi Fest Detroit
Transcend into the cosmos with AFROTOPIA. For two days we celebrate the helical rise of the star Sigi Tolo aka Sirius. It is believed during this time the vortex from the Source opens up and floods our universe with her light. It is our intention that we harness this energy for Detroit through Sigi Fst.
The Dogon of Mali in West Africa have a 700 year old cosmology based on the star system Sirius, or Sigi Tolo in Dogon. Sirius, consists of Sirius A, Sirius B and Sirius C. Every fifty years the white dwarf star Sirius B rotates around its companion star Sirius A. The pattern looks like a DNA strand. Sirius A is thought of as being the brightest star in the night sky, the deep beginning and the center of our universe. The helical rise of the star Sirius is seen briefly above the eastern horizon just before sunrise.
The festival takes place in southwest Detroit at the performance art space House Opera l Opera House. Sigi Fest is a time to heal and celebrate using spirit science, art, music and performance.
***The next Sigi Fest is July 2017. We will be unpacking the 50th anniversary of the 1967 rebellion that took place in Detroit.
Sigi Fest Schedule
Friday, July 24
Reading: Earthseed: Book of the Living by Octavia Butler
AFROTOPIA Book Club--Dhalgren by Samuel R. Delany
RS/24, a one act play by Cowealtha Clayton
Performance: The Cotton Project-Midnight by Monstah Black
Saturday, July 25
Reading: writings and quotes by Sun Ra
Qigong with Emily Rogers, Vivacious Living Now
Free Market of Detroit: Sigi Swap
Guided Meditation & Spirit Dance with Makeeba Ellington, The Abstract Oracle
Boundless Street Art activity by canvasXdetroit
3010: futurist baseball card game with Herman Jenkins
Wise Women Circle: An Exchange of Magic and Mystery
Spirit Play: Myth Making Workshop for youth & adults
Motor City Rep Rap: 3-D Printer Making w/Onyx Ashanti
Sonic Fractal Matrix
The Sirius Meditation
Onyx Ashanti Performance
21stCenturyHipHop: Bryce Detroit, Will SE and Sacramento Knoxx
Bambuti Dance Group featuring Efe
AFROTOPIA dance party w/ DJ Heru
Live painting by Loganic
Reiki by Corina Fadel
***Schedule is subject to change. Please follow us on Facebook for schedule updates and additional information about the Festival.