"ALL MY RELATIONS" LIVE AT FLASH OF THE SPIRIT CONFERENCE DEC 12, 2014; PROSPECT 3, OGDEN MUSUEM OF SOUTHERN ART, NEW ORLEANS.
performed as an invocation by composer and lead vocalist Imani Uzuri, special guest vocalist Rashida Bumbray and the entire Flash of The Spirit Conference morning audience.
The composition "All My Relations" is inspired by the couplet "I wonder where is all my relations/Friendship to all-and every nation" written by Dave The Potter, enslaved African American master Potter and Poet, Aug 16, 1857 in South Carolina, etched into one of his pots.
(additional note: photo is of Imani Uzuri standing next to an original Dave The Potter pot (1840), at Ogden Museum of Southern Art, New Orleans, Louisiana. She unexpectedly stumbled upon the vessel after having just finished her performance of her composition "All My Relations" inspired by Dave The Potter that morning in the museum at Flash of the Spirit Conference)
All My Relations (whispered and sung throughout)
I'm just gathering pieces together
"I wonder where is all my relations
Friendship to all and every nation"
Gathering, I'm just gathering
released December 13, 2014
composition by Imani Uzuri
lyrics by Dave The Potter and Imani Uzuri
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