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Remembering Sekou Sundiata

We have sad news to report this week. Poet, musician and historian Sekou Sundiata, featured in our series "The Language of Life" passed away on Wednesday, July 18, 2007 at 5:47am. We remember him and the music of his words here:

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Dennis D. You must only get your info from Fox "news" If you don't know why to impeach, you can look up HR 333 articles of impeachment. And there are many many more. You righties are just stupid if you think this is about revenge. This is about patriotism & saving the constitution. You are a traitor to support this criminal administration.

Impeach for what? Revenge for Impeaching Clinton? You lefties are insane and hateful.

I can save this link, but how can I save this video. Maybe I can't. I was very moved from seeing this and want more of this man's works. Bill

Thank you for your segments on Espada and Sundiata. I too had the immense pleasure of seeing Sekou perform at the Poetry Center at San Francisco State University in the mid 80s and it remains one of the most important performances of poetry I have experienced.

As for Espada, the Institute for Latino Studies at the University of Notre Dame is honored that he will be serving as our final judge for the Andrés Montoya Poetry Prize---an initiative that, in collaboration with University of Notre Dame Press, supports the publication of a first book by a Latino or Latina poet.

What a wonderful hour! After watching last week, and hearing the Impeachment Explanation (which needs to happen), it was thrilling to watch this week and meet, The Yes Men, Martin Espada, and Sekou Sundiata. Wow. I am so glad Bill Moyers is back, In The House!! I am ordering all the books by Mr. Espada and getting back on the Poetry Train. Thank you, thank you, thank you for a wonderful, inspirational show-hour. Love & Blessings, Bo

I very much enjoyed your interview of Martin Espada. I had the privilege of taking a poetry workshop from him at the Centrum writer's conference in Port Townsend, Washington. He is a passionate advocate, as you see, for the role of the spoken word in our lives and the impact it can have. When he read his poetry one evening on the theatre stage at Centrum I saw something I had never seen: a loud, sustained, standing ovation at a poetry reading in the United States. There is hope for us all.

Fabulously refreshing and true. The response to the Yes Men presenters clearly shows why we must have government regulations. At least then there is some public oversight, control, and regulation.

I am particularly concerned about the World Trade Organization (WTO) presentation about buying votes! This is clearly an example of why the sessions and presentations must be open to the public. After all, the public is directly affected by their choices and the public are more likely to see and hear the criminal perspective in the ideas and presentations.

Thank the Yes Men presenters for their insightful presentations and their courage to face the sociopathic "deciders" and their henchmen. They are truly greedy, immoral, and unethical people that are oblivious to the pain and suffering that their choices foist onto/into the world.

Thank you for your tribute to Sekou Sundiata. Of the numerous amazing performances I have witnessed in my lifetime, his are the ones that have stayed with me the most. Sekou had a way of making the political personal, and the personal, global. His spoken poetry opened your heart and made you smile in awe of his talent. This man communicated with the rhythm of the human experience, and with the sense of humor of the strong. His performances were the work of absolute genius. He shared so much. I will never forget his voice.

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