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Author Archives: Rafael Otto

Song for Ochún

Youngest orixa, wife of Xango, colors are yellow and white and gold, glittering bright like the dazzle and flow of waters that run to the seas of the world. Feel … Continue reading

March 19, 2015 · Leave a comment

ICArtistSeries: George Harper

George Harper was an aerospace software programmer and contributed to the Space Shuttle project before pursuing jazz full-time in the 1990s. He recorded with Doug Carn on Black Jazz Records … Continue reading

March 1, 2015 · Leave a comment

Spirit Child

Spirit child, light gathers across the curve of your cheek as sunbeams cast your shadow against the sand. Footprints soften in the tide as moon rises and a cool fog … Continue reading

February 28, 2015 · Leave a comment

ICArtistSeries: Doug Smith

Had a chance to talk with Doug Smith, a Portland-based musician, teacher, and painter who runs The Rhythm Lab drum studio. We talked about some of his experiences pursuing music … Continue reading

February 26, 2015 · Leave a comment

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

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