In the Treme', the oldest African American settled neighborhood in the country
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My family is Creole and Cajun ("Crejuns," as my Grandmother liked to call us), and music of all kinds was/is a big part of our family. My uncle was trumpet player Alvin Alcorn, and my father is a past member of Casa Samba, a carnivale music and marching ensamble. I even took it a bit further by also enjoying grunge, acid, hard and alternative rock music (Depeche Mode to Guns n Roses!) Consequently, my life is just as eclectic and I'm the more blessed for it!
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Esquizito, one of your members, is a friend of mine, whose music I also thoroughly enjoy! Check him out!
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Jaijai, what a wonderful mission you've undertaken to create such a place for artistic minds to meet and share their hearts. A place to renew faded determinations, and revive lessened momentums. A place to display our wares and reconfirm to one another that we actually are on the right track.
I commend you, Jaijai, for caring so much that you created this castle of the heart for all of us. I want to share my praise for all of the new friends as well as old friends that I've met and will meet here in our castle. Here we can garnish the where-with-all, the strength, the conviction, and the selflessness through our symbiosis, to share our gift to the world with an unbiased agenda.
My mentor, Daisaku Ikeda says of art: "A beautiful flower delights and refreshes the hearts of all people equally, no matter what soil it grows in. That is the power of beauty. The same is true of great art. It is this spirit that the German poet Heinrich Heine sang of when he wrote that once the peapod bursts open, the sugar peas inside are for everyone to enjoy."