Why Are Today’s Music Artist Expressing Themselves With Ancient Egyptian Symbols? KTSCW [VIDEO]
In the mid 1960’s, while touring with Ramsey Lewis, Maurice White introduced the Kalimba to American audiences. An African instrument, the Kalimba is made of a small wooden box with thin metal strips attached to the base. When the strips are plucked—they sound like vibes. Maurice went on to later form a group called the Salty Peppers; Capitol Records lures them to the left coast in 1969 with the promise of more to come.
A projected album deal flies south, but this is Maurice White we’re talking about and nothing is gonna stop this student of the stars from spreading his message of love, spirituality and positive motivation. His own chart is dominated by Earth, Wind & Fire signs so he combines cosmology with commercial savvy. Earth, Wind & Fire is born. Inspired by Napoleon Hill’s “The Laws Of Success,” Maurice recruits some of the baddest cats in Chicago.
You could take a glance at just about any Earth Wind & Fire album cover and notice the ancient Egyptian symbolisms from the eye of Heru, the Ankh, the Heru Bedhet, Pyramids, and more. This legendary group is trying to “reawaken the minds of the mighty people of the sun”! Just listen to the song “Mighty Mighty” by Earth Wind & Fire and you will see what I am talking about.
Recently there have been a number of artists making references to this ancient culture in their music; in fact Chris Brown a few days ago launched his new clothing line called “Black Pyramid”. He also has tattoos on his body recognizing our great history!
Not to mention Rihanna’s recent tattoo of Aset (Isis) below her breast in remembrance of her Grand Mother.
Of course having been to Egypt and seeing and studying these symbols for myself, I truly understand their meaning, significance, and what our ancestors were transmitting to the world and I hope that more young people would begin to seek this knowledge for themselves and not try and just turn this into some type of fashion fad if you will!!!