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Poet Sekou Sundiata Passes On
« on: July 19, 2007, 10:40:59 AM »
This just in from Broadside Press writer, Cool Crys:

Dear Fam,

We regret to inform that our dear Sekou has passed. Today, there are no words. It is a devastating loss for us and the poetry community but even more so for his family. Please keep them in your prayers.
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An official statement from the family:

At 5:47 AM on Wednesday, July 18, 2007, my beloved Sekou Sundiata passed away.

On behalf of Sekou and his family, thank you all for your expressions of love and support and for your prayers. Cards can be sent to 296 Stuyvesant Avenue, Brooklyn, New York 11221

Details regarding funeral arrangements and donations will be forthcoming.

Maurine (Kazi) Knighton
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Be thankful that we knew him. He blessed us with his voice, his words told our stories, and his energy lit a room the moment he stepped into it. Be grateful. Celebrate his life and expect that we will see him again, one day.

Yours,

UNIVERSES :(
Mildred, Steven, Gamal, Ninja

Click here to see a performance by Sekou Sundiata, a small glimpse of what he meant to the poetry community at large:

http://youtube.com/watch?v=IWhnZPeW644
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Re: Poet Sekou Sundiata Passes On
« Reply #1 on: July 19, 2007, 01:26:03 PM »
Thank you for sharing this, Delrica.  He will be missed by many.

Here's a link to his bio also: 

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sekou_Sundiata

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Re: Poet Sekou Sundiata Passes On
« Reply #2 on: July 22, 2007, 06:23:44 PM »
i never had the chance to meet him but his words move me! thanks for posting
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Re: Poet Sekou Sundiata Passes On
« Reply #3 on: July 23, 2007, 07:40:53 AM »
I don't think he ran in the slam circuit, E.

But he'll definitely be missed.
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Re: Poet Sekou Sundiata Passes On
« Reply #4 on: July 24, 2007, 01:09:48 PM »
lol...sis, i wasnt talking about slams.....i was talking about readings....at a college, libary....etc.
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Re: Poet Sekou Sundiata Passes On
« Reply #5 on: July 24, 2007, 05:56:57 PM »
Ahh
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