Music & Spoken Words

“A brilliant move!” Lasana Sekou’s Salt Reaper poetry/music CD dropped online

ST. MARTIN, Caribbean (2009)—The Salt Reaper poetry/music CD by Lasana M. Sekou has just dropped online at “
http://cdbaby.com/cd/lasanamsekou” for listening, downloading favorite selections, MP3s, ringtones and ordering of the actual Audio CD. Also available at Amazon.com, spdbooks.org, and iTunes.com. Poetry music video at YouTube.com.

 

saltreaper-cdThe Salt Reaper – selected poems from the flats
by Lasana M. Sekou
Music mix by
Angelo Rombley

CD, Spoken Word/Poetry
ISBN 9780913441947

Poems accompanied by hurtling hot music … A brilliant move!
Amiri Baraka, author of Blues People

After 30 years of his unique style of poetry writings and recitals, now comes this collaboration of relentless music … contemporary … classical tones amplify the lyrical content of Lasana’s work.
– Fernando R. Clark, Culture Time, PJD2 radio

Merging Lasana’s infinite word combinations with music in The Salt Reaper will take some willingly and drag others kicking and screaming into new dimensions of the self.
– Clara Reyes, Imbali Center from Creative Movement

$15  order cd:  cdbaby

Download Haiti 200: $0.99


FETEFête – The first recording of traditional St. Martin festive music
by Tanny & The Boys

CD, Mountain Dove Records

$15

ISBN: 0-913441-85-6

“The Boys” are back in 2007 with a second release of their first recording, which drew some 600 people to its launch in 1997. The ageless festive sound played by the premier string band of St. Martin is as sweetly infectious as ever.


FêteFête – The first recording of traditional St. Martin festive music
by Tanny & The Boys

Cassette, Mountain Dove Records

$15

Tanny & The Boys is the premier string band of St. Martin, and some would dare say, of the North Eastern Caribbean. The golden age musicians who constitute this band play a festive music rooted in the traditional St. Martin. The music is sweetly infectious to the mind, body, and soul.


stmartinmassivesSt. Martin Massive! A SnapShot of Popular Artists
House of Nehesi Publishers Special Edition

Paperback, culture/entertainment, 150 pp., 7.5in. x 8.5in.

$25

ISBN: 0-913441-43-0

St.Martin Massive! offers an inspiring look at the men and women whose hard work have had a profound impact on the St.Martin nation, and especially its dynamic cultural development and entertainment life.
– Shujah Reiph, producer/host, Conscious Lyrics radio magazine


Chester yorkChester York – Making of A Panman
Pioneerseries, II, booklet

ISBN:0-913441-36-8

$8

Junior scholastic reading of non-traditional pioneers (music) of the Caribbean islands of St.Martin, Saba and St. Eustatius.

Profile of Tanny & The Boys string band

The Men and Musical Tradition of Tanny & The Boys Tanny & The Boys is the premier string band of St. Martin, and some would dare say of the North Eastern Caribbean. The musical group remains remarkably popular with the young and the old; and it has entertained personages from the Mighty Sparrow, kaiso king of the world, to Queen Beatrix of the Dutch kingdom. Read more


House of Nehesi Studio

Dope Up RoughingsDope Up Roughings
“The Salt Reaper – Selected poems from the flats” © 2009 by Angelo Rombley, Big Eye Opener Studios.

CasualitesFX3CasualitesFX3
“The Salt Reaper – Selected poems from the flats” © 2009 by Angelo Rombley, Big Eye Opener Studios.

RoughneckRoughneck
“The Salt Reaper – Selected poems from the flats” © 2009 by Angelo Rombley, Big Eye Opener Studios.

ETERNO TIEMPO DE SIEMBRAETERNO TIEMPO DE SIEMBRA
Lasana Sekou, Saint Martin
Memoria del Festival Internacional de Poesía de Medellín.

Love Song Make You CrySelected reading from Nativity
by Lasana Sekou; Performance: Clara Reyes. Video courtesy: © 2006 Marguerite Laurent.



The Salt Reaper