Who Will Be The Odetta of Now?

May her memory and message of freedom live forever!

Harry Belafonte‘s eulogy of Odetta asked this question repeatedly Tuesday night at her memorial service, held at historic Riverside Church in Manhattan. I was honored to attend and hear Pete Seeger, Oscar Brand, Peter Yarrow, Bob Dylan and Joan Baez (separately, via video) — all […]

This Train is Bound for Glory

I just wish that Freedom Fighters from the past were here to see this week’s events. MLK, James Brown, John Coltrane, Jackie Robinson, Rosa Parks, Fela Anikulapo Kuti, Bob Marley, Peter Tosh, Muddy Waters, Miles Davis and especially President Obama’s parents are people I wish were going to be in DC this week.

Good […]