[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JFva3UeSxtU&w=560&h=315] Clip of performance of Cross Continental Black Nation at the Nuyorican on New Year’s Open Mic 2013. Just a day after my return from Nigeria.
[vimeo http://www.vimeo.com/62495996 w=500&h=281] Ololade Siyonbola Pays Tribute to Chinua Achebe-Long Version. from Rukayat Aliyu on Vimeo.Nigerian Author Ololade Siyonbola pays tribute to Chinua Achebe, noting how his writing influenced her tremendously even as a child. The headwrap signifies respect to the departed. See the “Open Letter” at UPTOWN Magazine.
Take this journey through my spirit May seem chill but you will hear it Mmmmm Vibrating Through you Chilling the blood in your veins So that your body hairs stand at attention Fingering your mind With insurrection lines I’m here to share Completely bare No secrets between us Not a care I’m not stressed That […]