You are either part of the problem or you are part of the solution. We’ve been asking ourselves this question and really toiling with the answer. If it were up to covid rules, we‘d be considered non essential. But black music is essential.

Music is power, music is love, music is rage and music is beautiful.

It’s important that as we all share the heaviness happening throughout our country, as we wage in fighting for the right to live and breathe, that we also show each other the many wonderful things about our black brothers and sisters. Not just images of violence against brothers and sisters but the beautiful images of them too.

In this spirit we want to offer up African Sounds, from the forthcoming Roy Ayers JID002 album. We hope it helps bring more of us together and unifies us as we continue the fight for justice and an end to systemic racism.

This song is free on our bandcamp page and can be streamed anywhere music is streamed. Download it and share it with whosever your think needs the message. This is one of the ways in which we can show love.

Black lives matter, all power to the people, the people united, can never be defeated.