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Dutty Artz family member Abena Koomson will be participating in a FREE tribute to Miriam Makeba next Friday Jan 16 @ Brooklyn’s BAM cafe (Brooklyn Academy of Music). Miriam Makeba’s life & legacy runs deep, it’ll be a pleasure to check Abena and friends raising up in song.

In many ways Makeba was inspiration for my Gold Teeth Thief mix from awhile back – I got a Syliphone comp CD with her ‘Djiguinira’ track and it floored me. Floored. In that instant I was like yes, I’m gonna do a a mix and it’s gonna end with this. Everything else flowed around that; she was the cornerstone.