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Raul de Nieves at Transformer Station

I stopped by the Transformer Station in the very cool Ohio City area on Cleveland’s Near West Side for a quick peak at the Raul de Nieves exhibit. The number of figures were few (thus the quick peak), but getting a closer look at each figure, it’s easy to understand why there weren’t many. Each

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Umojah Nation at Chalkfest 2017!

Once again the Umojah Nation crew came to Cleveland in style!  This time it was Chalk Fest 2017.  It was an all day performance – literally morning to evening, with a few breaks in between.  And as always, the Cleveland Museum of Art hosted a great event.  Like Pops asked when he visited the Museum

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Verses: Knocking off the Nerves

Whenever I feel the heavy burdens of life I reach out to a hip-hop verse that I know pretty well.  It gives me a familiar feeling and I feel powerful because I know the verse so well. Quick tip:  As I sat in the car waiting to interview for my current librarian position, I listened

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“Pessimism is a Self-Fulfilling Malady”

Doubt – Death – Disillusion?   I have grown tired of living in a world full of hate and hurt.  Whenever I begin to break out of such limited thinking and living, I found that so many negative energies seemingly exist just to put me back.  I’m often reminded that… “Pessimism is a Self-Fulfilling Malady” 

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Lift Up the Smoke Screen! Umojah Nation CD Release

The long-awaited debut album for our reggae family called Umojah Nation is set!  Check the flyer for details and get Ready, Ready to join us!  – Peace http://www.umojahnation.com Joining us on stage will be throwback Umojah, Hybrid Shakedown and Passport Project http://www.umojahnation.com

Ugandan Kids Choir – Inspiring!

Sometimes you don’t know where inspiration will come from. I am about to start a bucket drumming club with youth at the local Harvey Rice School in Cleveland on Tuesdays.  Since proclaiming that I would start such a club, I have been in need of a push – just a little nudge to give me some

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On the Ngoma Vol. 2 – Umojah Nation at Jilly’s

So, after a small hiatus (it seems), Umojah Nation hit the stage this past weekend at Jilly’s  in Akron and we had an amazing time.  I have so much fun with my band mates, we are such a family, and in many ways this has helped sustain my inner being.  I have had periods of

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