A Vision Without Action Is Just A Dream


Chant for a Better Life:


Nam Myoho Renge Kyo

“If you are stuck, pray to release the chains of doubt and fear clouding your mind of faith. Pray for the unbounded confidence and courage to win over your past and step joyfully into your bright future,” President Ikeda (12 April 2002, World Tribune).

We Are World Peace



UBUNTU: Music and Arts of South Africa | Carnegie Hall

Carnegie Hall Festivals  ☀️Music and Arts of South Africa ☀️ Beyond borders…every revolution has an anthem. Sounds Of Freedom! carnegiehall.org.

Ubuntu Education Fund presents a musical journey of social activism and reflection with Hugh Masekela, Asheru, and Dr. Frank Lipman.

UBUNTU: Music and Arts of South Africa | Carnegie Hall.

UBUNTU: Music and Arts of South Africa, a three-week festival from October 10 to November 5, 2014 at Carnegie Hall and partner venues throughout New York City, are inviting audiences to explore the incredibly vibrant and diverse culture of South Africa.

Enjoy Carnegie Hall’s UBUNTU program including concerts by legendary artists with trumpeter, vocalist, and composer Hugh Masekela performing with vocalist Vusi Mahlasela; renowned vocal ensemble Ladysmith Black Mambazo; Grammy Award-winning vocalist Angélique Kidjo in a tribute to the Miriam Makeba; celebrated pianist and composer Abdullah Ibrahim, and an evening of short films by much-admired South African visual artist William Kentridge with live musical accompaniment.

The festival is also showcasing forms of South African music that may be lesser known, including the powerful spirituality and ecstasy of maskandi music of the Zulu people, music from the emerging young generation of Cape jazz performers, as well as the music of the Xhosa people and of other Southern African traditions, and the country’s unique Cape Malay choral singing that blends Dutch folk songs with beautifully ornamented vocal traditions from as far as Malaysia, Arabia, and East Africa. Thank you!






UBUNTU: Music and Arts of South Africa

Abdullah Ibrahim – Green Kalahari

New York Panorama – Photographs – NYTimes.com

New York Panorama – Photographs – NYTimes.com.

Trees are the earth’s endless effort to speak to the listening heaven.
~ Rabindranath Tagore

☀️New York Panorama☀️

Out taking photographs on a May Monday that already felt like summer, Daniel Krieger came across this view in Hudson River Park just south of Pier 40. He liked the symmetry of the scene but thought it was missing something, he said, “so I waited on the shot, until a jogger came by to complete it.”

Daniel Krieger for The New York Times
May 26, 2013

Every Sunday in the Metropolitan section, a photographer offers a new slice of New York.

Gretna Green Starling Murmurations from Paul Bunyard on Vimeo.

Aretha Franklin: Rolling in the Deep/Ain’t No Mountain

Aretha Franklin covers Adele’s Rolling in the Deep! It is the timeless perfection… ☀️The Great Diva Classics☀️

The Queen of Soul blows the roof off the Ed Sullivan Theater on September 29, 2014.

Late Show with David Letterman

The Queen was in the building this morning! Aretha Franklin’s performance brought down Studio1A and made us all happy. If you missed it or you just can’t wait to watch it again, check it out here: http://on.today.com/1rb0ZXW ‪#‎100happydays‬ ‪#‎Day95‬

Today Show

The New Paper











Obama Celebrates “Women Of Soul”


Aretha Franklin Interview with David Letterman

Aretha Franklin: Rolling in the Deep/Ain’t No Mountain

Aretha Franklin – Rolling In The Deep (The Aretha Version)

The Last Drummers: Grace, Power, Artistry

Welcome To Our World!

Change Gone Come. Ballet Meets Conga. Grace, Power, Artistry ♠♥♣♦

Congrats to The Last Drummers on their new project with the Arch Contemporary Ballet! LP Congas Bridging the Gap…

We Are World Peace  Thank you!

Band Members

  El Vanterpool

  Saa Vanterpool

  Khaz Benyahmeen


Stay tuned for more info on the  renowned drumming sensations #TheLastDrummers  who were chosen to collaborate with the Arch Contemporary Ballet on a World Premiere Excerpt of World’s Joy presented by Boston Contemporary Dance Festival 2014. A full premiere coming to New York City this November 15th, 7:30pm at the Sheen Center.


Boston Contemporary Dance Festival 2014 #archballet  #latinpercussion

#Grace #Power #Artistry #ArchContemporaryBallet  http://archballet.com/


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