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Jazz Was Born (spoken word)

Jazz was born in the backwater swamps of America’s bottomland, in the depth of dark nights amid humid enclaves of soul and torture, of blues and oppressed minds, of lies … Continue reading

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Timeless (audio release)

Verse 1 C Infinite because I see infinitely Gather light years between my fingertips quickly Many lives thrive underneath the sunrise and as I open up my eyes I feel … Continue reading

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J’écris ton nom – I write your name (Freedom)

I had the pleasure of reading poems to students at Green Fields Country Day School in Tucson last month. I invited the students to send me some poetry, and below … Continue reading

February 25, 2015 · Leave a comment

ICArtistSeries: Poncho Sanchez

Poncho Sanchez on learning to play congas listening to Cal Tjader and Tito Puente records: Myself and Ramon Banda we went to a local park here in Los Angeles called … Continue reading

February 25, 2015 · Leave a comment

ICArtistSeries: Eric B Ricks

Talked with painter and muralist Eric B Ricks over the weekend while he was working on a new project at The Rhythm Lab. A survivor of the war in Liberia, … Continue reading

February 25, 2015 · 2 Comments

Libra (with audio)

“Libra” – a deep, dark story over a meditative groove. Music by Aluja. Chorus The arc of the moral universe is long but at times it can be hard to … Continue reading

January 7, 2015 · Leave a comment

The Fifth (with audio)

White wall tires roll over desert stones as monsoon clouds push the sky with a slow, swirling dance. Silent against the blue, turbulent through the wind, he feels the cigarette … Continue reading

January 6, 2015 · Leave a comment


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