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ÌFÉ Declares to the World WILLINGNESS + LOVE = LIBERATION

ÌFÉ Declares to the World WILLINGNESS + LOVE = LIBERATION By Antonio Mondesire – May 17, 2017 73 0 “The drum is the pulse of our culture, and it unites all of our people regardless of where we come from.” Manolo López, Founder of the Collective Cosa Nuestra 1 Cosa Nuestra celebrated Latin music and […]

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Interfaith Center of New York (ICNY) – works to overcome prejudice, violence, and misunderstanding by activating the power of the city’s grassroots religious and civic leaders and their communities.

And……   With your help, here’s how we make a difference: Browse our website and stay connected!   INTERFAITH CENTER OF NEW YORK (ICNY):  http://interfaithcenter.org/

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Camina Eddie! MAESTRO EDDIE PALMIERI’S ENDURING VIRTUOSITY AT 80 AND BEYOND

By Antonio Mondesire – Mar 11, 2017 MAESTRO EDDIE PALMIERI’S ENDURING VIRTUOSITY AT 80 AND BEYOND By Babá António Mondesíre On March 4, 2017, JAZZ AT LINCOLN CENTER (Frederick P. Rose Hall) presented the second of two performances entitled, EDDIE PALMIERI, CELEBRATING 80 YEARS. The festivities were divided into two segments: Latin jazz aka “instrumental […]

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A Perspective on the articles on “Public Safety in Today’s Multi-Faith New York”

Reflecting on currents events in the US — pre-Thanksgiving November 2016, both of my eyebrows are raised.  There is a lot of work to do to balance human society.   The list of articles below highlighting the “Public Safety in Today’s Multi-Faith New York” event held at 1 Police Plaza in New York City the […]

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ICNY is Improving Public Safety for all New Yorkers with a Religious Diversity Training Video for NYPD Officers

Policing in Today’s Multi-Faith New York: Working with the NYPD to Improve Public Safety for All New Yorkers by Dr. Henry Goldschmidt Imagine you’re an officer in the New York City Police Department.  It’s Friday night, and you’re working on a block that’s closed for police activity.  A young woman wearing a long, modest skirt […]

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Idea Seeds

The ideas I share are like seeds of majestic trees. Some seeds fall onto craggily rocks, some are consumed by birds, others are Blown onto asphalt and concrete in urban zones. And then…..some fall into rich fertile earth. That’s the way it is. I suggest that the seeds I shared be stored in a safe […]

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Early Fall 2016 Reflexiones

The fall equinox is past …., autumnal cycle is upon us…… Are we encouraged to reflect on change? — upgrading — downsizing — rebuilding those relationships that we perhaps were remiss in maintaining? Ah! What is this journey all about? is it Building / rebuilding relationships? Hmmm….. We still see green…… Even as the leaves […]

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Reflexions – 15 April 2016

One can reflect……or one can reflex……. as in reflex action…….. Re-action ……. It’s all a matter of choice ………

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AFRO LATINO COMPONENT OF BLACK HISTORY ©

BABA ANTONIO MONDESIRE· FEBRUARY 08,2016 It’s “El Barrio” / Spanish Harlem — winter 2016. Two Afro-NuYoRican Brothers — Papo109 and Tumbao Willie — meet and greet on SE corner of 110th Street / Lexington Ave by uptown #6 station. Maturing baby-boomers with clean shaved heads, whitening goatees and sage like swag, they still front adolescent […]

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REBEL TUMBAO – A Collaborative Call to Consciousness En Clave (Sacred Rhythm Music, 2015

CD REVIEW BY CONTRIBUTING WRITER, BABA ANTONIO MONDESIRE Rebel\ ‘rebel 1a: to oppose those in authority who do not act in the best interest of humankind. Tumbao\ toóm-‘Bah-o (Spanish) 1a: a syncopated bass and conga rhythm that makes you want to groove your ass off. Musical Director, multi-percussionist, composer and spoken word artist, José Claussell […]

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