We’re saddened to say that one of Righteous Babe Records most beloved artists and friends, Sekou Sundiata, passed away on July 18th from heart failure. He lives on in each one of us that he touched with his poetry and his presence. His voice, with which he so musically reported the rhythm and news of his community and country, resonates in the work of Ani and many others.

Open Heart: a tribute to Sekou Sundiata will be held on his birthday, Wednesday, August 22, 2007 at the Tishman Auditorium at The New School (66 West 12th Street, New York City) from 6 - 8 pm. For more information call 646-602-9390 or write

For more information on the life of Sekou, visit his Righteous Babe artist page here.

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