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."
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Greetings, Kevin--As a fellow traveller along the road to Ifa and the cultural legacy of Jazz and the music of Africans in the Americas, I salute you. It is good to see that someone else from the jazz scene is grooving on the rhythmic complexities of Cuban music
Hey Kevin, are you in London? Wow, we are located in NJ. I have a performing Arts Center on the Waterfront in Camden NJ and my sister does the Chicken Bone Beach Jazz Series on the Boardwalk in Atlantic City every year. If you ever come to the states and want to look us up and need a venue to play at you are welcome. www.chickenbonebeach.org, www.myspace.com/ideaperformingarts take care, cynthia
Musically it is inconsistent. Its not like the east coast where there are many, many venues within a two hour drive. Here there aren't many, may venues within a 6 hour drive. Its difficult to make a living. By July, I seriously hope to be in Asia, Singapore, Malaysia, etc. That is my goal for the next year or two. Consistent work, and appreciation. After that I will move back to NY.
Hi Bill thanks for the reply yes i overstand no problem,when your doing a concert in the UK again i will try and make the show and i will buy a copy of your album Fruit from the loom, just drop us a line when you know your next concert in London or if your doing any other European shows during the summer period like August/September in France or Spain maybe a could catch a show as i will be moving around France and Spain in this period if not, i pray we will connect when your in the UK again sending positive vibes blessings wishing all the best with your albums
Hi Kevin: I just released "Fruit From the Loom" on my label CMMC. You can get the mp3 from iTunes for the moment as it is available to the public through the digital domain. I sell the cd at my concert performances since I have no distribution at the moment.
Wow, all the fuses all the rythms, swing and african+cuban music must be cool! Put them up. Welcome and enjoy this place. I used to play alto sax looong time ago, it was too heavy and I spit in it a lot. But I fulfilled the dream! Still envy all sax players though. Good luck to you and your spouse! ;o)