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The singing bowlThe Bindu Records TO ALL RELATIONS concert, the July 19 maiden voyage at the John Anson Ford Theatre in Hollywood, was a night to remember. Nestled in mountain and under full moon, Nobuko (pictured at right) sang "Mountain Moving Day Is Coming" and master drummer Francis Awe answered with his talking drum. This conversation set the tone for the exciting weaving of cultures that followed. The Nigerian Talking Drum Ensemble (pictured above) danced their way through the nearly full 1,200 seat house with the traditional greeting song ... Ekabo! Storyteller Charlie Chin used a simple fan and a commanding voice to captivate with his Chinese folktale. With Derek Nakamoto at the musical helm, Nobuko's songs took us from the burning streets of L.A. in '92 to the treeless plains of Brazil and back home with her call "Mitakuye Oyasin" (to all relations).

Looking at the audience that night it felt like all the relations were there. Three hundred youth came from Occidental College and the Upward Bound Program, singing "Mitakuye Oyasin" in the rousing finale. Families with children, lovers and elders all moved in the swirl of color and rhythm - and the message was heard, taken home to remember.

This TO ALL RELATIONS concert is going to happen every year, with more Bindu artists performing. If you missed this one don't feel bad. Just keep your eyes and ears open, and jump in the circle.



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