stretch out those eyes, arms, legs, heart, spirit and soul. see you soon.
lookin’ forward to the weekend, perchance to do nothing and everything at the same time. 🌫🌬🦆🍂🌧🏞✨ #natureboosh #gramsoutoftime #aboutlastweekend #ducksinarow #mistonthewater #quiettime #silentactivities #thedreamwithinthedreamisreal
city snippets, that light that light! winter arrives in a swift bluster, and we scatter to the warm corners. 🌞✨📸 #gramsoutoftime #thatlightthough #thedreamwithinthedreamisreal
remember that time when everything was spooky? 🌆🎃🧿👹🍫🕯☠️ #gramsoutoftime #nomoreseasons #climatechange #creepytimes #skeletonsinthewindow
last night’s #apollolivewire event was a flurry of poetry in swirls and stanzas. the words are the weapon as well as the balm.
transcendent movements begin and evolve in the heart, in the ears, in the sharing, in the care-taking.
these representatives of #thelastpoets made clear to all whom attended, read! listen! develop your empathy and awareness! the time was then as the time is now!
we listen to one another, we feed each other’s bodies and souls, we make progress, we move forward. many thanks, and a special big ups to @apolloedharlem & @mrchuckd_pe who took the time to share a space and time with this grateful photog. ✨🎙🎶💕🌃💡📝🤜🏿🤛🏽✨
looking forward to tonight’s photo gig with @apolloedharlem for Apollo Live Wire 50th anniversary of The Last Poets featuring founding group member Abiodun Oyewole.
As one of the founding members of The Last Poets, Abiodun Oyewole has dedicated close to 50 years to using his poetry to articulate, glorify and protest the impurities of the black experience worldwide, and in America particularly. Since Abiodun's first recording with The Last Poets, his work has had a profound influence across the hip hop landscape, having been sampled by the likes of the Notorious B.I.G., NWA, A Tribe Called Quest and countless others.
Today he continues to spread his message, as a performer touring the world with the Last Poets, as an educator teaching kids arts education in NYC public schools, and as an artist collaborating with notable rappers such as @nas @common and @deadprez on award-winning album projects.
In the 1960s Luciano became known within activist circles for his membership in the Last Poets whose politically charged live-music and spoken word poetry performances in the 1960s prefigured the emergence of hip hop and rap in the 1970s and 1980s. As a member of the Last Poets, Luciano led provocative political workshops in Harlem that attracted progressive intellectuals and activists, including leading figures of the black power movement like Stokely Carmichael and H. Rap Brown.
Luciano lecturers at colleges, universities, unions, and community organizations nationwide. He consults on issues pertaining to emerging markets, the Latino and African American communities, youth and gang violence, coalition building, diversity, and multiculturalism.
Chuck D. is considered one of the most influential lyricists in contemporary music. Both as a solo artist and as the leader of the ground-breaking hip hop group Public Enemy (which was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2013), he helped pave the way for political, social, and culturally conscious hip hop. He’s also a founding member of the new super group Prophets of Rage, alongside members of Rage Against the Machine and Cypress Hill.
#ApolloLiveWire #TheLastPoets #Legendary #awareness #black #consciousness
carrot friends, and other quiet moments of reflection. 🥕🥕🚃🌆🍪🏞🌀🌸🐭☔️🌺🌞🦊 #thedreamwithinthedreamisreal
getting the creeps from my own creation! 🎃 👀👹 #greatnorthernpumpkin
in all the ways, in all the many ways, eyes open, heart open, peering through the distractions, through to the important details. 🌞💠🌸🌅☁️🌛✨🕸🕷🌺 #deepshadows #flowerfractals #chicory #sunsetsinmyheart #cloudpeeping #conversationsonthestairsthroughartsharing #orbspider #thatmorninglight #blossoms #natureboosh #gramsoutoftime #thedreamwithinthedreamisreal
the beautiful inhabitants between the larger set pieces make their presence known. 🕷🕸🐞💕✨ #orbspider #basillicaspidermaybe #beetlebaily #natureboosh #summerisover
summer winds up and winds down, and we move forward in through the shifts. humid sticky winds ease down from swelter to cool evening breathes, and the city sighs. 🌞🌆🔜🌌 #natureboosh #summasumma #dryicepuddle #fractalflower #boathouse #theintrepidmuseum #sunbeamsandshadows #sunsetsinmyheart #thedreamwithinthedreamisreal