She Taught Us

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Lyrics by Jason M. Justice, adapted from “To My People,” by Assata Shakur (Joanne Chesimard); music by Chris Anton. ©2016 all rights reserved. Recorded at Mighty Fine Productions in Denver, Colorado. Xandy Whitesel, engineer.

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Stand up for your conscience
Stand up to your fears
Pull up from the tide
Standing for your pride
Don’t need what I ain’t got
And I won’t take it from you
But I’m gonna get what they got
Then I’m gonna give it to you.

Every day, in every way
It is our duty to fight for freedom
Do not let them take your pride
It is our duty to fight and win
There is no place you can hide
It is our duty to love each other
You may think it’s an impossibility
Nothing to lose but our chains.

When is enough, enough?
When is too much, too much?
What can a dollar buy?
How can a dollar lie?
Celebrate your freedom;
Don’t give it away.
When they say they want it;
You gotta fight them on that day.

Every day, in every way
It is our duty to fight for freedom
Do not let them take your pride
It is our duty to fight and win
There is no place you can hide
It is our duty to love each other
You may think it’s an impossibility
Nothing to lose but our chains.

credits

from #PowerLoveFreedom, released February 6, 2016
Jason Justice, alto and tenor sax, backup vocals. Chris Anton, guitars. Chris Harris, bass. Chris Beers, drums. Andrea Merida, backup vocals. The PowerLoveFreedom choir: Corean Adams, Saari Ashemu, Dawnyle Ashemu, Chayse Ashemu, Aingkhu Ashemu, Maaja Ashemu, Charnessa Dudley, Achille Taumba Kelly, AJ Franklin, Anaya Churchill, Jamirah Duhamel, Teiahni Maat, Kaiyah Maat, Onahje Maat, Danielle Ashemu, Soul Ashemu, Lindsay Minter, Jason Metter.

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Gumbo le Funque Denver, Colorado

Established in 2011, Gumbo le Funque is a Colorado band influenced by the entire tradition of the second line and traditional jazz., as well as by the power funk that oozes forth from New Orleans. This muscular groove is funky modern roots music that pays homage to the musical melting pot that is the Big Easy. This is funky-dangerous party music. ... more

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