Joy Harjo and Poetic Justice | Letter from the End of the Twentieth Century

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Letter from the End of the Twentieth Century

by Joy Harjo and Poetic Justice

Native reggae, rock and jazz led by poetry and saxophone
Genre: World: Native American
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1. Creation Story
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2. Promise
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3. My House Is the Red Earth
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4. Letter From the End of the Twentieth Century
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5. Fear Poem
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6. The Real Revolution is Love
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7. For Anna Mae Pictou Aquash
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8. She Had Some Horses
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9. The Myth of Blackbirds
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10. A Postcolonial Tale
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
This is Joy Harjo\'s acclaimed first CD of music which garnered many awards and cool reviews in new release by Harjo\'s own label, Mekko Productions, Inc..When it was first released in 1997 Pulse Magazine called it the \"best dub poetry album to be released in North America\".

From the liner notes: The term poetic justice is a term of grace, expressing how justice can appear in the wolrd despite forces of confusion and destruction. The band takes its name from this term because...(we) have wored for justice in our lives, through any means possible including the music.

The music that speaks for us is a blend of influences that speak of community, love for the people, for all creatures, and of the sacred. These musics are our respective tribal musics, from Muscogee, Northern Plains, Hopi to Navajo; reggae, a music born of the indomitable spirit of a tribal people in a colonized land, jazz, a music born of the need to sing by African peoples in this country, a revolutionary movement of predominately African sources influenced by Europe and the southern tribes, and rock and blues, musics cradled in the south that speak of our need to move with heart and soul through this land, this spiral of life. We are forged by this dance for justice and the absolute need to sing.

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Don Shetterly

Wise words of passion and understanding for the universe
I have listened to this CD over and over so many times and it still rings true to my heart in so many ways. It is full of emotion, passion and an understanding of the universe that you just can't find anywhere else. My favorites of course are the "fear poem" and "she had some horses" but this entire CD is a favorite of mine. If you don't own this one, purchase it today. You will be glad you did. Every person in the world needs to hear this CD.
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