Union Of Jazz - Poem by olawale famodun
We are all gathered here
In Cotton Club downtown Harlem:
We are all here,
Young and old (maybe medium too) ,
White and blue (or black and red) singing in one voice, because
Swing is only one swing.
Have emerged as one,
And fusion has been
The midwife of our innovative culture.
We gather here from Ife to Harlem,
The spiritual rhythm of New Orleans,
Its special effect to inspirit us.
We no hurt anybody
When we sing Jazz:
Maintaining upbeat with focused stress, my dear.
We gather to enjoy
What suited us, and
From bars to brothels
The medium to express our enjoyment of
Foxtrot, rag, charleston and shimmy.
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