About Tu Nokwe

My career is on transit; it is time to reinvent myself as a music legend. I took a big step and enrolled for an MBA in Music in the UK, this is my first year. It is a flexible program and the first in the world. It is perfect for me because I am not bound by location and time. I can my life such that I am at any place I choose to be at anytime, as long as I have peace of mind. My MBA program has a set schedule over a period of 3 years where we attend intense few days workshops at the university at certain times within a year. The rest of the time we study online and support each other in study groups on conference calls, emails and video calls like skype etc. Currently I am home in South Africa for a break; to spend some quiet time with my daughter, family and friends; to study, read and finish of my 2nd assignment due this month of January. On the other front, I am cleaning up my online platform, starting with face book. Cancelling all the other face book pages to consolidate with a new official like page: www.facebook.com/tu.nokwe I also plan to set up my online store with platforms like EBay, Amazon, for my book JOURNEY OF MY SOUL, CDs and DVDs, and other relevant wellness and health products and African arts, crafts and fashion merchandise. Please search for Tu Nokwe on face book and 'like the new official like page and tell your friends and family about it. Let me know if your company would like to do business with my organization or my brand at this stage. I am still operating as a Visionary for our NGO, the Nokwe Creative Development Foundation; looking after various charities and arts empowerment outreaches. Here’s my Profile: Tu Nokwe: Originality and Music Power Blend Besides being an actress, South African born Tu Nokwe is a singer, guitarist, composer, lyricist and teacher. Tu Nokwe’ passion and love for children and community is the driving force behind her music. This has seen her Album, African Child win ‘Best release from Africa’ on the British world music magazine. In South Africa, she has performed for the corporate, government and commercial audiences. She acted in the movies Shaka Zulu, The Red Scorpion and has mentored some of the actors for Sarafina, and many other artistic productions Brought up in a family of six singers, Tu Nokwe initially taught music to township kids in her family Amajika Youth and Children's Art Project. She eventually traveled to London and New York and took lessons at the famous Manhattan School of Music. When she returned in 1993, she started gathering material for her first album Inyakanyaka which made its maiden debut in 1996. The album redefined Tu Nokwe as a powerful musician with original ideas. Inyakanyaka was followed by African Child (2002). Tu Nokwe has currently produced The 1st African diary with Self Management tools (Journey of my Soul). The theme of this diary is ‘Order Creates Comfort’. This diary……….. •Cuts through all industries as an intervention tool that promotes; capacity building, service delivery, team spirit, wellness, and self awareness •Encourages people to be innovative and self reliant (not to be afraid to come up with ‘crazy’ original inventions and concepts that can rebuild and uplift our society) •Bridges the gap between high school and varsity, varsity and life, and so on (for everybody to be ready for the job market) •Promotes holistic ideas for bettering oneself and others with positive values (to change the face of the disadvantaged communities and rural areas) Tu Nokwe describes her music as a spiritual new age African sound with influences of jazz and funk. In 2005, Tu Nokwe founded the traditional music project that is positioned to play an important role in the preservation of indigenous African music and the transformation of music education in South Africa. ARTIST - BUSINESSWOMAN - SOCIAL ACTIVIST With 45 years of experience in music, theatre, arts, entrepreneurship, and socio-human development, i have launched numerous project that focus on a integrated, holistic approach to love, life, health, and wealth. Besides being an actress, i am a singer, guitarist, composer, lyricist and teacher. My passion and love for children and community is the driving force behind my music. This has seen my Album, African Children ‘Best release from Africa’ on the British world music magazine. In South Africa, I have performed for the corporate, government and commercial audiences.

JourneyOfMySoul-Monday 19 August 2013

Morning…Hope you are all great on this cloudless beautiful day…Yesterday i went to perform at the Lam Rim Buddhist Centre…it was such a delight to see young energetic sprirts dedicated to their expression…my performance was not a performance to prosper money from…but to give back to those young souls…give hope…it was small in its size but immense in its sentimental significance… the beauty and joy of creation and expression was omnipresent in that hall as we all took in and shared this godly energy….a true delight indeed…

30July 4h30 Expressions of Self Love

Because I retired early last night, trying to listen to my body that was full of flue; I automatically woke up early, at about 2h30

I made sure to start by listening again, even to the rhythm of my breath. Decided to do some self work; alternate nostril breathing, solar plexus activation, listening to BurtHarding’s presentation on the love topic and began to share with those who crossed my mind.

Before I knew it, I was flossing & brushing my teeth, smeared my face with olive oil, the next minute I was preparing myself a magic gluten free sandwich with a full sized tomato, mashed dahl & potato with himalaya salt. My heart humming in gratitude, giving glory to God for the gift of love. I had 4cups of rooibos tea with stevia sweetener, one after the other. (Didn’t feel like drinking water but hoped to drink it later)

Quietly began to tidy up the kitchen, packed some dishes and soaked the towels in jik and surf.

Back to bed, going through my assignment and doing some research on the quality management topic.

‘This love’ has shown me the wonderful gift of time that I possess which I must always be grateful for.

Thank you God for the gift of time.

No matter how much life throws my way, love keeps showing me its beauty.

Tu Nokwe-Light of Africa | Be still and know-SA Women’s Month focus

Tu Nokwe-Light of Africa | Be still and know.

SA Women’s Month Focus: “Education”

This women’s month, we are inspiring business to support women who want to make a difference through education; ‘the key to discipline and commitment’

Wish-list:
1. Bursaries
2. Transport: Air tickets, air miles, vehicles, etc
3. Learnerships/work experience
4. Job opportunities
5. Business Investments
6. Support the development of business skills and the management of Creativity and Music which feeds back into the community

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Sweat at its Purest

A machine that turns sweat into drinking water

Indo-Asian News Service, July 23, 2013

 

 

Drinking another person’s sweat may sound obnoxious, but a machine that takes sweat-laden clothes and turns the moisture into drinking water has been launched in Sweden.The device spins and heats the material to remove the sweat and then passes the vapour through a special membrane designed to only let water molecules get through, BBC reported.

Since its launch, its creators said more than 1,000 people have “drunk other’s sweat” in Gothenburg city. The experts said the liquid was “cleaner” than local tap water.

The device was built for the Unicef to promote a campaign highlighting the fact that 780 million people in the world lack access to clean water.

Journey Of my Soul-22 July-an update for your soul

This morning I felt like saying thank you to Jesus for what he did

It suddenly dawned on me how difficult it is to be human and godly at the same time

I am also saying thank you to all the other sons and daughters who have done the same and those who try everyday to remain in the vortex by focussing on being aligned with the Source(God)

Excuse my ‘fluish’ husky voice today

21July 9h00
The more you are yourself, the more you’ll be capable of helping everyone else, also choose to be themselves. You will accelerate greatly when you’re not weighed down by things that have nothing to do with you. Choose Joy, Love & Excitement for your life. There is nothing in creation that contradicts the choices you make…..(Bashar)

21July 8h00
The Kingdom of Heaven is within, tune into that vibrational place inside. Focus on being aligned with the Source(God), just like Jesus did….(Jesus, Buddha, Hicks, ChingHai, & many more)

21July 23h00
The purpose of a relationship is to reflect what you need to understand to become more of yourself……Bashar
21July 9h00
The more you are yourself, the more you’ll be capable of helping everyone else, also choose to be themselves. You will accelerate greatly when you’re not weighed down by things that have nothing to do with you. Choose Joy, Love & Excitement for your life. There is nothing in creation that contradicts the choices you make…..(Bashar)
21July 8h00
The Kingdom of Heaven is within, tune into that vibrational place inside. Focus on being aligned with the Source(God)-just like Jesus did….(Jesus, Buddha, Hicks, ChingHai, & many more)

22July 6h30 – response

It is easy only if you believe that you have been created in the image of God, then can you begin to understand the question of loving others, serving others, and caring for others.  Remember that the image of God is not only similar to the image we are trying to create for ourselves but the one God created. In essence if you see an “ugly” person, he/she is also created in the image of God, and not what society prescribed to be beautiful or ugly, and also not what is endorsed by a celebrity.

your second point refer to Christian spirituality which is the intrinsic image of God in each human being which results in the capacity and hunger for God the way we are shaped by our understanding of God’s love and justice revealed in Jesus Christ, and how we experience life and live in response to the Holy Spirit in the context of our relationship with people, society and the natural world.

 

Amajika the idea

Amajika Youth and Children Performing Arts is an effort to give life to the hopes, dreams and aspirations to the previously disadvantaged young people and to bring about transformation in South Africa. Amajika was founded by the Durban based Nokwe family in 1976 who saw the need to boost the self-esteem of young people and counteract the mental and emotional abuse that was endemic to the apartheid system. Amajika started from a grassroots level with no resources or funding, but with a commitment to enhancing education and improving student’s self-esteem through the performing arts.

Amajika Youth and Children Arts Project focuses on Self Development, using the performing arts and self management methods. Their vision is to invoke a culture of responsibility and self-reliance. They are guided by a holistic curriculum; ‘LAW’- Leadership in the Arts World’; based on the Circle of Life Philosophy which teaches youth how to live a balanced life and be prosperous whilst advancing sustainable development in the Arts. In their 30 years of existence, Amajika have established 28 branches throughout South Africa.