|The work is steeped in dignity and soulful sophistication grown out of the bountiful realities of their enduring existence as women, mothers, daughters, sisters, lovers and friends.
Travel with them as they take you on a poetic-musical excursion that transcends time and place to chronicle the life experiences that permeate the world of the contemporary Urban-American woman. The poetry and music is rooted in a healthy respect for the tribulations and triumphs of all people every where who are struggling to maintain a balanced existence in an increasingly unbalanced society. They explore universal concepts and provide irrefutable insights that are the core of this unique and inspirational endeavor.
A luta continua - The Struggle continues.
The Tongue is a Drum, produced by Edsel Matthews with Irresistible/Revolutionary Records, 2002
Babatunde Lea : congos, traps, udu, bells
Richard Howell: tenor and soprano saxophones, talking drum
Kash Killion: cello, serenghi, Ghanian whistle
Michelle Jacques vocalist
"What an amazing CD. It speaks to our hearts and soul; it pumps a beautiful rhythm of words into our blood stream and reminds us all that we are beautiful and human. Listen and be reborn in brilliance, beauty, and peace."
As always, Daughters of Yam, take us on a powerful and provocative creative journey with this rich blend of poetry, jazz and spoken word.