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Poet and the Lions

by Paul Richmond

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Recorded at Baaba Maal’s Studio NANN-K. Mixed at Alan Stockwell’s Black Mountain Audio studio in Brattleboro, VT. Personnel: from Senegal; Barou Sall on hodou, Issa Ndour on fula flute, chorus by Bideew Bou Bess (Makhtar Sall, Baidy Sall and Ibrahima Sall), wolof poetry by Mamadou Ndiaye, background vocals by Backa Niang. America performers are Tony Vacca on balafon, and storyteller/poet Paul Richmond, telling the story of the poet and the lions.


released January 15, 2020


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Paul Richmond - Do It Now Wendell, Massachusetts

Paul Richmond was / is Beat Poet Laureate of Massachusetts 2017 to 2019, & U S National Beat Poet Laureate 2019 to 2020, honored by National Beat Poetry Foundation, Ct.
Best described as political, deadpan and wryly humorous delivered in his own style. Called, Assassin of Apathy – power of words / humor - on the unthinkable, the unsolvable, to analyze to digest to give birth to creativity & hope
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