Three of my friends have been to Sierra Leone to study music and dance. They each return with different stories and one message - "Go". This past Monday (7.27.09), I got a chance to have the music and culture of Sierra Leone come to Santos - here in New York City. Mike Schreiber was kind enough to invite me to this set after we rapped about photography on Canal and Broadway.
Bajah and the Dry Eye Crew is an amazing band that hails of Sierra Leone and is bringing worthy buzz to the global arena of hip hop culture. By the time, Bajah entered the stage, the place lit up and was a frenzy of dance, rhymes, and good music that spanned an ocean. This event gets two big thumbs up because the right people were there and the energy was electric. In this video above, one of the members of the Dry Eye Crew is teaching us a new dance.
This is a photo my little cousin Chyna Bennett took earlier this month for our family reunion in Pittsburgh. I believe she's like...10 years old or younger. Once I get the correct age confirmed, I'll put it right here_______.
She likes cameras and photography and often oodles over my D90 and I told her the most important equipment any photographer can have is their brain. She's a young talent and I want to encourage her to keep snappin'. This photo she took has two of the most important people in my life in it: my son and fiancee. Whatever I have taught her this far, she has given me back three fold with this picture. Thanks Chyna.