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For many moons he has been a guiding light to those of us in the artistic community,and even those who are not..he is simply a marvelous human being..and so much more..Join me as I sit down and have some great conversation with the wonderfully gifted Tshombe Sekou..
Artist / Poet / Philosopher
I’ve opened a window, and have given you something of me…
It begins as a boarder taking refuge from the world in fear of misunderstanding, but it later becomes understanding itself—poetry.
It began as something strange, and it blossomed into something familiar; someone called it poetry and I began to strive to be a poet, and the appellation took form; therefore, I have become a literary and oral expressionist. Defining my style in correlation to my affinity for jazz and words has been a work in constant transformation, in efforts of creating new ideas and forms within my exercising of poetic form; I have infused a great deal of philosophical views and improvisational theory within the contents of my writings.
Ever since perusers have been defining my writings worthy of being poetry; I have dedicated many years in exercising the idea of being a poet. In my quest for greater self-understanding I have become better at expressing myself, which is all I can really vouch for; in other words the therapy is working!
In the process of development I have hosted a radio venue, released more than a half-dozen audio compositions of poetry and jazz, and appear in more than a dozen collaborative releases, both written and audio recordings.
Beautiful ones..I am delighted to welcome my beloved mentor back on my last show of 2013! I could not think of a better way to wrap of the year than to celebrate the artisty and humanity of the one known as Tshombe Sekou..It is no secret how much I love,respect and adore him...If you are not famaliar..allow me to introduce him to you...
a literary and oral-poetry expressionist born in New Orleans, but raised in Israel from the age of
seven; after joining the US Navy in 1994 (where he currently serves) he became a self-taught
musician/producer in his efforts of fully exploring the creative capacity. Tshombe Sekou began
publishing his writing in the summer of 2005, where shortly after he founded the poetry group
Poetic Voices with founding partners LovelyBrown Female, Mandika Flo, and Amina1389; this
led to the much appreciated and well known radio broadcast known commonly as the
S.T.O.R.M. (Spoken Truth Online Radio & Media), and later the critically acclaimed Freedom
Verse Café. Since departing the radio life, Tshombe has been instrumental in facilitating the
creative artworks of several poets around the world, has been involved in multiple collaborative
projects globally; and has published several bodies of audio compositions of poetry and jazz.
To discover more of Tshombe Sekou’s works visit www.tshombeisms.com
OPWR Presents a night with the talented, honorable Tshombe Sekou. Listen in. Call in. Share a recite. Spoken Word Saturdays promises to be inspiring. Hosted by Ms Creoleness and Produced by Steve McGoy Scorpio Sessions. You want to arrive early for this one! His work. His Words. His Way. One Positive Way
Free Em All Radio! w/ Chairman Fred Hampton Jr.
Join Chairman Fred Hampton Jr. of the Black Panther Party Cubs as he provides updates on his participation in delegation in New Orleans addressing recently released Political Prisoner Sekou Odinga and New Orleans...10 years after Hurricane America. The Coordinator for the Panther Cubs in New Orleans, Chui, speaks on Angola Prison/Concentration camp. The remaining impact on the community 10 years after the hurricane and much, much more!
Log on to listen www.blogtalkradio.com/str8uprealtalk
Call in to speak with host, questions & comments 347-677-0917
George Jackson University Radio tonight at 8 pm est the talented, strong, freedom fighter Dequi Kioni Sadiki , the rib and wife of recently released political prisoner black Panther/ Black Liberation soldier Baba Sekou Odinga
* we must discuss the pathway to freedom
* how she remained determined during the incarceration of her husband
*how she got involved in the struggle
* prison abuses
* The black lives matter movement
* The History of the Black Panther Party
George L Jackson and more
www.blogtalkradio.com/georgejacksonradio 347. 826.7332
Norman Woods, once chose to be recognized and performed as N-Side, the blessed one. He felt that the name represented his appreciation for being able to express his internal struggles and various stages of his triumphs. Later on, he chose to be called N-Side and The Tribe, acknowledging appreciation of his band, He refers to his style as “Soul dialog”. Covering a variety of subjects, soul dialog is what takes place when you are engaged in meaningful conversation. These are the types of conversations, where each individual can feel as though they can contribute and participate.
N-Side's poetic work is done in a traditional style, which reflects his love of poetry from the "Harlem Renaissance" era. Most of his poetry is influenced by the writing of Langston Hughes, James Weldon Johnson, Arna Bontemps, Countee Cullen and so on. His contemporary jazz influences include, but are not limited to, Red Garland, Donald Byrd, Gil Scott-Heron, Sekou Sundiata and his favorite poet, Kamau Da'aood.
Join Zaiyah and Uptown for a conversation and listening party with the brilliant and talented Mr. Norman N-side Woods.
"Remember, your time is your own and if you don't used it wisely someone else will waste it for you"-Tshombe Sekou
These are words I attempt to live by daily…they are of course his. But as with everything about Tshombe, nothing is done to serve himself; he is about the most selfless human being I have ever known. He is an activist, educator, and motivator, husband, brother, friend, and soon...father...He is indeed artistry and compassion...he is beauty...he is truth...he is calm in our storms...he is of course a poet...he is Tshombe...
I welcome him with eager arms this Sunday for his 4th return to my show. I am thrilled to have the opportunity to speak with him on numerous subjects-including but not limited to his 6th recorded project, his humanitarian efforts, and his life, his beautiful spirit and his future...
Now how about that? Tshombe returns and I couldn’t be happier.
Today we will continue with the speech Malcolm El Haji Malik Shabazz on Feb. 13, 1965****"They call it a humanitarian project and that they're doing it in the name of freedom. And all of this, these glorious terms, are used to pave the way in your mind for what they're going to do. Then they take Tshombe. You've heard of Tshombe. He's the worst African that was ever born. The lowest type that was ever born. He's a murderer himself. He's the murderer of Lumumba, the former prime minister of--the first and only rightful prime minister of the Congo. He's an international--he's a murderer with an international stature as a murderer. Yet the United States government went and got Tshombe in Spain, and put him as the head of the Congolese government. This is criminal! Here's a man who's a murderer, so the United States takes him, puts him over the Congo, and supports his government with your tax dollars. Now--they hired him to occupy the position as head of state over the Congo--a killer! He is a hired killer himself! His salary's paid by the United States government. And he turns--his first move is to bring in South Africans, who hate everything in sight. He hires those South Africans to come and kill his own Congolese people. And the United States, again, pays their salary. You know, it's something to think about. How do you think you would feel right now if some Congolese brothers walked up to you--and they look just like you, don't think you don't look Congolese. You look as much Congolese as a Congolese does. They got all kinds of Congolese over there. How would you feel if one of them walked up to you and asked you about what your government is doing in the Congo.
This is a black arts and culture site. We will be exploring the African Diaspora via the writing, performance, both musical and theatrical (film and stage), as well as the visual arts of Africans in the Diaspora and those influenced by these aesthetic forms of expression. I am interested in the political and social ramifications of art on society, specifically movements supported by these artists and their forebearers. It is my claim that the artists are the true revolutionaries, their work honest and filled with raw unedited passion. They are our true heroes. Ashay!
1. Joe Driscoll, musician, composer, is making his San Francisco Bay Area debut with Sekou Koyate Sunday, May 24, 2015 at the Freight and Savage in Berkeley. http://www.thefreight.org/joe-driscoll-sekou-kouyate
2. Cheryl Lyn Bruce, portrays, "Shelah" in Tarell Alvin McCraney's "Head of Passes" at Berkeley Rep through May 24.
While Beverley is participating in the Black Out Work Stoppage to support Black Lives Matter we'll treat you to a special rebroadcast of her episode that started it all! It features a report from the Ferguson October rally, and features pivotal speeches by Rev. Osagyefo Uhuru Sekou; Ahmad Abuznaid, Legal and Policy Director of the Dream Defenders; rapper-turned-international-activist Tef Poe; Montega Simmons of Organization of Black Struggle; and Taurean Russell of Hands Up United. Hands up! Don't shoot!
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