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.