Eli Yamin Blues Band and Okra Dance Company at TriBeca Performing Arts Center

The Eli Yamin Blues Band in performance at TriBeca Performing Arts Center initiating a new partnership between The Jazz Drama Program and The Okra Dance Company. From L to R: Eli Yamin, Mazz Swift, Bob Stewart, LaFrae Sci, Shireen Dickson, Mitchell Wayne

What a gas it was performing with all these cats.  This is what I’m talking about–jazz arts for a better world!  We can do this when we coordinate our minds!  That phrase comes from Don Pullen’s tune, “Listen to the People.”  This is the 20th anniversary of that tune. Everyone needs to know it too…that’s why we play it and live it besides.  Thanks to everyone who came to the concert and thanks to everyone who is with us in spirit.  We need you now more then ever.  Let’s spread this message throughout the world!

Listen to the People by Don and Sandra Pullen

 

So if we listen to the people

As we go from day to day

Understanding so much better

Stop to see things more that way

Now the world’s losing something

With the will to try and find

All mankind

Come together today

And incorporate our mind

 

So if we listen to the people

As we try to find our way.

With a world of only sorrow

There must be a brighter day.

Yes the world’s losing something

With the will to try and find

All mankind

Come together today

Let’s incorporate our mind

 

Come together

Come together today

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