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MP3 Joy Harjo and Poetic Justice - Letter from the End of the Twentieth Century

Native reggae, rock and jazz led by poetry and saxophone

10 MP3 Songs
WORLD: Native American, SPOKEN WORD: Poetry

This is Joy Harjo''s acclaimed first CD of music which garnered many awards and cool reviews in new release by Harjo''s own label, Mekko Productions, https://www.tradebit.comn it was first released in 1997 Pulse Magazine called it the "best dub poetry album to be released in North America".

From the liner notes: The term poetic justice is a term of grace, expressing how justice can appear in the wolrd despite forces of confusion and destruction. The band takes its name from this term because...(we) have wored for justice in our lives, through any means possible including the music.

The music that speaks for us is a blend of influences that speak of community, love for the people, for all creatures, and of the sacred. These musics are our respective tribal musics, from Muscogee, Northern Plains, Hopi to Navajo; reggae, a music born of the indomitable spirit of a tribal people in a colonized land, jazz, a music born of the need to sing by African peoples in this country, a revolutionary movement of predominately African sources influenced by Europe and the southern tribes, and rock and blues, musics cradled in the south that speak of our need to move with heart and soul through this land, this spiral of life. We are forged by this dance for justice and the absolute need to sing.

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