Karimu Alu is a producer of the that huge success, the Leimert Park Arts & Musical festival
, that took place over Labor Day.
After he read Jasmine's ode to the festival, Comfortable
, a beautiful recollection of the day's events, Karimu was quite moved.
Read the whole thing
yourself, but here is a taste - and not even the best part:
"watching my mama
bobbin' her head
in the air her hands swaying
seeing my people two steppin'
on the concrete floor
brothers embracing their brothers
some rich some poor
there's a strong sense of pride
and sense of relief
not over politics
just happy for peace
if only for a moment
that time has stood still"
After reading the poem, Karimu
invited Jasmine to recite it at the Kwanzaa Heritage Festival Dec. 26 and 27 in Leimert Park.
: As one of the producers of the 1st Annual Leimert Park Arts
& Music Festival--I just have to say THANK YOU! I really really.....appreciate your poem. I'm going to share it with the other producers of the show. You make us very proud--it's such a strong poem. We are inviting you to come to the Kwanzaa Heritage Festival Dec. 26 & 27 in the same place and you will feel the same good feelings!
We would love to invite you to do this poem at the Kwanzaa Heritage Festival"
How cool is that! We just don't know who's going to be reading and watching Leimert Park Beat.
I just want to know if Jasmine will have a nice three piece behind her?