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"se wo were fi na wosan kofa a yenki" Return to the Source and Fetch It

Welcome to my page.
I call myself Sankofa, and you may as well.


The concept of SANKOFA is derived from King Adinkera of the Akan people of West Afrika. SANKOFA is expressed in the Akan language as "se wo were fi na wosan kofa a yenki".
Literally translated it means "it is not taboo to go back and fetch what you forgot"

I have joined this community because I love music and find the source and root of myself in it . . . it gives my life and history and culture a place, and a face and a voice. Jazz, blues, gospel, classical and folk music are the tendrils that connect me with the world and others who dare to know and whisper my secrets.

Jazz music tells the tales of ghosts and fairies; blues, the lore of the sense of loss--the presence of absence; and they are both the voice of a soul without sex, gender, or age. All music has my name, my face, my scent and touches my soul. The lyrical note may recount my sorrow, but the instrumentation can resist, be my determination and liberation,my dominant captor or a lover who kisses so gently my eyelid so that I might see Love.

I am Sankofa.

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At 9:53am on August 22, 2009, Bruce C said…

Sankofa....truly beautiful and illuminating are your thoughts and words...thank your for sharing them with us here...wonderful enriching soul food indeed...love to network with you anytime...my very best to you ... always b
At 11:13pm on January 12, 2009, DJ Sandman said…
Hello. I know that we dont know each other, but I wanted to pass on some info. Im not trying to sell anything, nor am I inviting you to a party or club.
This is more serious than that.
Politics With Soul is a website that brings you political news from newspapers, and web pages from around the world. From one website you will have access to every news source from the NY TIMES to Al Jazeera. With so many things going on in the world right now, its important to you and your family that you stay updated. Our headlines are updated as the news happens.
Of course we have blog sections to provide you with a chance to sound off. We also allow you to post articles that you want to share with us.
Right now there is a huge debate going on as to whether or not Christianity is a hoax or not.
Very provacative.



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Check us out when you can.

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At 6:27pm on December 31, 2008, Sankofa said…
Thank you Clifford and Steven and Luiz. I was saddened by the death of our dear beloved and gifted Brother Freddie Hubbard, and listened to him singing my, our song just once again today.
At 4:49pm on December 31, 2008, Clifford Charles said…
Thanks for the connection Sankofa and best wishes for 2009
At 11:57am on December 29, 2008, Luiz Santos Music said…
Welcome
Thank you for joining the Jazz Network!
Have a Prosperous New Year!
Luiz

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At 8:26pm on December 23, 2008, Steven Charles said…
Welcome to yet another online, and one of the very best, clubhouses! I'm sure you'll enjoy it here, and the great company you'll find...

Peace...

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I love Clifford Brown, Jimmy Smith, Nina Simone, Pharoah , Art Blakey, Etta Jones and James; and Nancy Wilson and Shirley Horne;and Miles Davis, Quincy Jones, Santana and Duke Ellington and every lover of notes that sing that has ever borne new breath.
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