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Sekou Sundiata: 1948-2007

Posted on: July 29, 2007

I realized this morning that the world had lost yet another artist — spoken word artist Sekou Sundiata. (The Chicago Tribune) [Weird, the editors of Wikipedia waste not time in updating their entries.]

I first heard his work in the Bill Moyers’ book The Language of Life: A Festival of Poets (Here’s a discussion group page.) That book has a companion audio format — I’m not sure which came first, the audio or the book. I, luckily, have both. 🙂

Listen to him on Salon Audio, or on the NPR Fresh Air podcast, a compilation of interviews held with him over the years.

Art lives on.

3 Responses to "Sekou Sundiata: 1948-2007"

It becomes a bit of a worry when half the people in the obits have birth dates earlier than ones own!


Don’t you mean “later than one’s own”?

But Sekou Sundiata had a kidney transplant, followed by a severe accident and a broken back that he recovered from, probably with long-term complications.

Don’t worry too much there, Arch!

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