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Mumia Abu-Jamal

You’ve been doing what you’ve been doing for quite a, quite a, long time. By that I mean your music, you know, for quite a long time in the states. And there were people who remember your grazing in the grass days of the late 60s. And what that meant to, what that meant to, Black people were young and needed to hear different forms of music coming from Black people in other parts of the world. How have you seen yourself as a musician?

I think of myself more a very grateful person and I’m grateful, you know, to God that I have the gift that I have. I look at it as a very spiritual thing. I’d give it a lot of respect. And I play with musicians who are very respectful of that, and have a great reverence for it. So I don’t really have what you would call a very complicated vision of it. You know, I don’t think of myself as a cultist figure. I don’t think of myself as a person with a mysterious situation. You know, I think myself mostly like as a part of the international Black community that is my inspiration.