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Equanimity

by Diem Jones

Joined by a cast of internationally acclaimed musicians, Jones blends his own style of spoken word, song, poetry and spin exposes the strings on the puppets, the mixer behind the spin, and the gears in the machine.
Genre: Spoken Word: Poetry
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1. Nomaad
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2. Skatalogical Politricks
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3. Life & Love
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4. Spirit Out the Dark
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5. Rhythm of the Slave
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6. Mind Time
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7. It's A New
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8. Finale
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9. Cachet
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10. Strut
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11. HipHo
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12. Sahara Nights
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13. Dance
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14. Triumph of the Spirit
Diem Jones, Suheir Hammad, Quincy Troupe, Elmaz Abinader, Al You
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
EQUANIMITY CD released! If the world is funked up, you can't keep it under your hat. Diem Jones, master of language, rhythm and deep diving for the truth, has converged with master guru composer D. Baloti Lawrence and slammin' musicians from many traditions to bring you the word, the deep-down heart and soul of it, in spoken song. Joined by a cast of internationally acclaimed musicians, Jones blends his own style of spoken word, song, poetry and spin exposing the strings on the puppets, the mixer behind the spin, and the gears in the machine.

Holding history in one hand, and poetry in the other, he stirs up thought-provoking lyrics that make you look at the world through Jones-colored lenses.

From his epic Rhythm of the Slaves to the tender Life and Love, Jones words bounce against predictability and land in originality. The music provided by the celebrity line up of musicians and composers compounds the groove in his words.

Jones is joined by musicians; Chuck Cuyjet, Frank Colon, Daniel Figueiredo, Eddie Gale, Tony Khalife, Zuri Moore, Luci Murphy, JD Parran, Gabriel Powers, David Lee Spradley, Len Wood, and Poets: Elmaz Abinader, Suheir Hammad, Quincy Troupe, Al Young and Fladimir MS Woo,

The collaboration between Diem Jones and D. Baloti Lawrence is a combination of alchemy and creativity. Author and musician Baloti and Artist and writer Jones create new forms and sounds with ideas that crystallize, analyze and hypnotize.

Composers who contributed to tracks on the Equanimity project are: Baloti Lawrence, Frank Colon, Tony Khalife and David Lee Spradley. Jones’ long time association with George Clinton and Parliament Funkadelic influenced his already Out-of-the-box ideologies. His performances rock the room, slam the vibe and free the mind.

Jones, whose previous c.d. Black Fish Jazz and book of poetry Sufi Warrior developed the Spoken Song style that he is known for. According to Cheo Tyehimba, of whatchusay.com, “… Equanimity unites themes of joy, peace, anti-violence, and self-knowledge across a spectrum of spoken word poetry and music, people's minds can be piqued, just a little bit. Making the dance of life all that more enjoyable.”

Equamnity is a Clear Vision Production and is available through CD Baby, Small Press Distribution. For more information, to listen to samplings of tracks please visit www.myspace.com/diemjones or www.culturalconsciousness.org. For touring information please contact Fladimir MS Woo 510/421.3913.

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just1kimie

THIS CD is SLAMMIN' "G"!
I like the tunes and the tones. Can hardly wait to hear what's up the groove sleeve next!
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CJEsparza

Soul, jazz, funk and spoken word full of real meaning!
If you had a best friend the was a DJ and you asked him to mix you up some music that was full of soul, jazz, funk and spoken word and he know what he was doing...it still could not come close to this work
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Hiway80

This mix rises high above mediocrity, so rich in variety and texture.
Like the title of this album, the tunes are a perfect balance and blend of style and substance.
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Country of Origin

You tap your feet and think at the same time
Equanimity establishes a new form of music that will blow your mind and poetry that will spin your psyche. Jones is both touching and riveting.
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beto

i am glad more people are finding out about diem jones...
he is a brilliant man... this latest release is beautiful - good work d!
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Edna from Virginia

A masterful piece of musoetry!
What a masterful piece of musoetry! The words, rhythms, and soulful voice of Diem... an awesome combination. This CD makes me rock from side to side, head bopping up and down in total agreement and understanding. I'm sending all my groovey friends to itunes for this one.
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Mala Najer

a brand new way of listening for me that I really appreciate
I was led to this CD from a friend and usually do not buy without knowledge of the artist. I took a chance on this and all I can say is that I hope you are as excited by this as I was. I put it in my CD player and it lived there for three straight days. Jazz, fusion, hip-hop and spiritual messages all combined. I loved it!
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