In music, a call and response is a sequence beats or musical notes played by different musicians, where the second sequence of beats or musical notes is heard as a direct commentary on (response) to the first. It corresponds to the call-and-response pattern in human conversation and is found as a basic element of musical form, such as verse-chorus form, in many traditions.
In the Sub-Saharan African cultures, call and response is a pervasive pattern in public gatherings with respect to civic affairs in addition to in religious rituals and vocal and instrumental musical expression. Notably, in African-American music it is prevelant
in a myriad of forms i.e.: gospel, blues, rhythm and blues, rock and roll, jazz and hip hop. I love it when a characteristic of jazz, sound and words can evoke so much imagination and passion. This is the highest form of mindfulness meditation and sound that is a blessing to my life. Peace Out! JBC 😎 & ❤
I am Nobody, Who are you
I ‘m nobody! Who are you?
Are you nobody, too?
Then there ‘s a pair of us-don’t tell!
They ‘d banish us, you know.
How dreary to be somebody!
How public, like a frog
To tell your name the livelong day
To an admiring bog!
by Jannât Marie
I don’t care how many masters exist.
I am curious to know if you have discovered
Who You truly are or
are you still trying to fit in and find yourself?
I am curious to know if you have felt misery or
can you hear it in our children?
Are you living in the world?
or are you of this world?
With its oppressive nexus to
make you conform when reflecting
through fine tuned ears,
Proclaiming THIS IS WHO I AM!
Are you improvising how to
thrive in the cultural inferno by
leaning in to the center of your dreams
Accepting to live in every present moment
remaining rooted in a universal love
fully aware you can consciously re-Create
the misguided missives
that originated in Cultural deceit.
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