Ukumbwa Sauti, M.Ed.
- Program Development
- Professional Musician
- Media Studies/Video Professor
- Media Producer
- Initiated Dagara Elder
Ukumbwa Sauti is currently consulting on race and inclusion with a New England agricultural organization in addition to facilitating a workshop series on dismantling patriarchy, a part of WAC Team's Men's Work initiative. He has presented in New England and west coast colleges and conferences in the USAmerica and Barbados on issues of media, society, gender/sex oppression, consent in sexual/intimate contexts, racism/colonialism and traditional culture. Ukumbwa taught video production, computer music and cultural media studies in higher education for 16 years and was one of the founding member of and instructor for youth media activism organization, Project: Think Different (Amplify Me!). Mr. Sauti has developed numerous educational programs in higher education and independently, most recently through moja mediaworks (see our workshops page) and has served on diversity committees, with working groups and in membership with various cultural and political organizations including Occupy Boston/Decolonize to Liberate, the Pan-African Resource Project and the East Coast Village board of directors. He has worked as a professional musician, composer, improvisational theater actor and stand-up comedian. Ukumbwa is an initiated elder in the Dagara spiritual tradition from Burkina Faso, Africa.
- Artist Research/Liaison
- Program Development
- Social change activist
- Children’s/ Parenting Advocate
♦ Contact the World Ancestor Concert and moja mediaworks Team at mojamediaworks [at] gmail [dot] com. We look forward to hearing from you!
World Ancestor Concert Team:
Teja Arboleda, M.Ed.
Television Production Broadcast/Streaming Director, Associate Producer
Producer, Director, Editor, Consultant; Founder and President of Entertaining Diversity, Inc.; Teja Arboleda is an Emmy and Telly award-winning, nationally broadcast and internationally distributed educational, new media, infographics and animation production for television, commercial clients and streaming video platforms. He is adept in media design and strategizing. His clients include major broadcast outlets and Inc. 500 companies.
Cindy Ma - SHE Living TV - Cultural Media Partner
World Ancestor Concert Studio Host
Cindy Ma, Host and Founder of SHE Living TV, is a facilitator, translator and bridge between worlds. She grew up as a Chinese-American with a background in health care management and policy. Cindy lived in Shanghai, China for 6 years, where she founded SHE Advisory and SHE Living TV. Cindy and SHE Living TV are now both based in Berkeley, CA. She is a mother of three children, and as such, is primarily concerned for what kind of future they will inherit, and how best to prepare them for it. She sees women and mothers across the world sharing the same concerns, and therefore founded SHE to serve as a media platform and hub, bringing together our collective questions and concerns with experts and visionaries, so we can problem solve together. She is a passionate, heart-centered inquisitor, a nourisher and a reflector, and believer in women to lead the way in restoring balance to our world.
Wyoma is a dance performance artist, teacher, yogini and healer with a playful approach to African dance that allows everyone to find their authentic voice. She enjoys utilizing the arts of dance and music to help promote women's rights and human rights around the world, and to renew and recharge ourselves. Celebrating life through movement, music, and song, Wyoma created the groundbreaking African Healing Dance DVD. Wyoma has conducted workshops throughout the U.S., Europe and Africa and is a Life Coach, consultant and advisor. She offers African Healing Dance Trainings and is a member of Healthy Tomorrow to help abolish FGM. Wyoma has trained with and collaborated with many inspiriting masters—including Katherine Dunham and Baba Olatunji.
Concert Event Set Designer
Quanita Roberson- holds a Master’s of Arts at Fielding Graduate University, studying Organizational Management and Development with a concentration in Integral Studies and received her Bachelor of Arts from Wilmington College, studying Organizational Leadership. She is certified in coaching through Fielding Graduate University. She is holds a certification in Embodying Creative Leadership through Growth in Motion and is a wisdom keeper of ancient indigenous wisdom from the Dagara Tribe of Burkina Faso, West Africa.
She specializes in trauma healing, leadership development, equity education, and African American Spirit Coaching. She is a results oriented individual with experience in convening community conversations, healing internal and external conflict, and blending ancient wisdom with contemporary practices. She presented at the NAACP National Convention 2016 on Community/Police Relations. She also served as the keynote speaker for the National Diversity Conference 2016 in Brazil. Quanita has designed and facilitated coaching training program for non-for-profit organizations and has provided one on one coaching and group coaching in 6 different countries over the past 15 years.
Duane De Four
Duane de Four is an educator, media critic and activist with more than twenty years of experience facilitating violence prevention, masculinity and sexual health focused discussions.
As a speaker and educator, Duane has led such discussions with middle school, high school and incarcerated youth, and with adults in colleges and universities across the United States, as well as the NFL, NBA, NHL, MLB and NASCAR, all branches of the U.S. Military, and rape prevention programs in Nairobi, Kenya. He has also provided expert witness testimony in legislative hearings and domestic violence related cases. In 2011, Duane was one of only six Subject Matter Experts selected to train Air Force SARCs (Sexual Assault Response Coordinators) to deliver a groundbreaking bystander intervention curriculum that reached over 600,000 Air Force personnel serving around the world.
Duane is currently working toward a PhD, while also serving as a co-chair of the Massachusetts Governor’s Council on Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence’s Prevention Education Workgroup, and sitting on the board of directors at the Boston Area Rape Crisis Center (BARCC).
Duane has appeared on radio and TV programs on PBS, NPR, and HuffPost Live, and his work has been highlighted in local and international newspapers. Additionally, his writing has been published in: SLUT: A Play and Guidebook for Combating Sexism and Sexual Violence, APEX Magazine and can also be found on HowManly.com where he used to write about masculinity in media and culture.
Future Opportunities with moja mediaworks and the World Ancestor Concert Team:
We are interested in talking to creatives, media and technical people who understand our mission, vision and WAC theme, are good communicators, understand the power of a caring, creative team and operate within a context of a larger compassion and drive to see progressive work happen in the world.
We would like to connect with:
- social media managers
- graphic designers
- language translators
- web developers
- interns with varying mixes of the above skills
Please reach out to us on any of our Global Media Network platforms or email us at mojamediaworks [at] gmail [dot] com. Thank you so much. We look forward to great conversations and important work getting done in the future.