Jahannes' "The River of Heaven "is a Jazz Opera providing a history of the early growth of religions through sacred places, rituals and lore. It consists of two acts, twenty-five songs, and eight dances. The music is a fusion of traditional and contemporary Ethiopian, Sudanese and Egyptian music with American jazz. http://www.amazon.com/River-Heaven-musical-Ja-Jahannes/dp/0984030743/ref=sr_1_3?s=books
Clyde Stubblefield......probably the most sampled drummer!
"Have you heard the song of the black skylark? That creature of burning black leaves found often at midnight on top the gleaming sphere of Savannah’s city hall. Or sometimes just outside the windows of those about to die or those being born." -- from Song of the Black Skylark by Aberjhani. (quote art graphic by Postered Poetics) http://www.authorsden.com/visit/viewpoetry.asp?id=160020
Quotes on love and longing for World Poetry Day and National Poetry Month: “We ache with the yearning that turns half into whole and offer no excuses for the beauty of our souls.” Aberjhani, from “Songs from the Black Skylark ZPed Music Player) #zPedMusicPlayer quotation art, Postered Poetics, literary quotations, beauty of the soul, beautiful dreamers, quotes by Aberjhani
"Poetry is an ideal artistic medium for expressing the fear, sorrow, and triumph of revolutionary times. Words of Protest, Words of Freedom is the first comprehensive collection of poems written during and in response to the American civil rights struggle of 1955–75. Featuring some of the most celebrated writers of the twentieth century—including Maya Angelou, Amiri Baraka, Gwendolyn Brooks, Allen Ginsberg, Robert Lowell, and Derek Walcott." (811 CIVIL WORDS)
Oxford Anthology of African-American Poetry http://library.sjeccd.edu/record=b1132260~S1