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"Poetic Justice: Letter From the End of the Twentieth Century" (CD)

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Letter From The End of the Twentieth Century

RELEASED 2003

“The best dub poetry album
recorded in North America.”
— Pulse Magazine

 This is Joy Harjo’s acclaimed first CD of music which garnered many awards and cool reviews.

 From the liner notes: The term poetic justice is a term of grace, expressing how justice can appear in the wolrd despite forces of confusion and destruction. The band takes its name from this term because…(we) have wored for justice in our lives, through any means possible including the music.

The music that speaks for us is a blend of influences that speak of community, love for the people, for all creatures, and of the sacred. These musics are our respective tribal musics, from Muscogee, Northern Plains, Hopi to Navajo; reggae, a music born of the indomitable spirit of a tribal people in a colonized land, jazz, a music born of the need to sing by African peoples in this country, a revolutionary movement of predominately African sources influenced by Europe and the southern tribes, and rock and blues, musics cradled in the south that speak of our need to move with heart and soul through this land, this spiral of life. We are forged by this dance for justice and the absolute need to sing.

Joy Harjo and Poetic Justice
Mekko Productions  2002
Silverwave Records 1997
Red Horses Records 1995