Monday, March 28, 2011

Scenes from our March 26 evening with Jasiri X




Bro. Jasiri X travels the world, spreading his message of consciousness and unity and against injustice.  His latest stop was in Los Angeles, where he performed his song "American Workers vs. Multi-Billionaires before approximately 30,000 people at the Our Communities Our Jobs March and Rally.


Jasiri X,  Tom Morello (Rage Against the Machine) and 
Mahlon Mitchell (President, Professional Fire Fighters of Wisconsin) 
(Photo by Tahir Jahi)


After the rally Bro. Jasiri and one of his business partners - real cool brother! - Tahir Jahi - came to the Sisters' Marketplace in Leimert Park to present his workshop, "How to Succeed in Hip-Hop Without Selling Your Soul."

PHENOMENAL is all I've got say but if you don't believe me, just ask the sisters and brothers who joined me.  Bro. Jasiri shared how he got into the business; how he believes he catapulted to a national success because he produces conscious music that deals with many social issues today, like police brutality, corporate corruption and greed, and the need for positive images of women and girls in music and videos.

I found out from Bro. Jasiri during my show featuring an interview with him on 90.7 FM/KPFK during our special coverage of the march and rally, we were playing his song over the air while he was actually performing it in Pershing Square.  You can listen to the show for about 90 days at www.kpfk.org/audioarchives.  It's under Some of Us Are Brave March 26, 1 pm slot.

I was very honored that our brother took time to come to Leimert Park after a long day of work already and share his knowledge with the community - for free!





Jasiri X and Dedon Kamathi


Many thanks to Sis. Aminah Muhammad and Bro. Larry Muhammad for the constant support and co-hosting my events and Bro. Dedon Kamathi, host of KPFK's Freedom Now for the steadfast solidarity.

I've been getting a lot of positive feedback; a lot of you because of how quickly this was put together couldn't be there and say you hate you missed him.  I'll let you know when Bro. Jasiri can come back and we can do this again - more notice next time.  I promise!

(all photos by Sis Charlene unless otherwise noted.)

1 comment:

T-Voice said...

As-Salaam Alaikum,
Sister Charlene! Great job and it looks like it was a wonderful event! Can't wait to see your coverage on the rally!!