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Yusef
Nov 21, 2008, 06:31
I just caught an interview with him on the 'Tavis Smiley' show here on our public broadcast station.

I really haven't seen a thing, though I knew he did an album a while ago, about him in years.

One of his appearances in the mid-seventies, in Germany, was the first big real concert I ever saw, at the age of 13, on the 'Buddha and the Chocolate Box' tour.

A few clips of him performing... he still sounds good.

He said something really great in regards to Islam's insularity... he's come to think that it should advance its culture into being more visible in positive ways, and not be afraid of music... that it can be made and heard in sacred ways. His own journey is written in his lyrics.. he was pretty explicit on a soul level. The big absence was the natural end of a period early on when he was master of his own future, and he chose one, just not the one the fans expected.

But he's back, and embracing his old stuff, and it's nice to see.

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