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Very excited to be on the road for the next few months. Hitting 9 countries on 5 continents. Many places for the first time (France, Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, Australia). I’ll be posting regular updates on dates & venues, performance footage, pictures and videos from the road and just basic tour shenanigans on www.facebook.com/barakabluemusic . Stay tuned. Love & Light!

Very excited to be on the road for the next few months. Hitting 9 countries on 5 continents. Many places for the first time (France, Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, Australia). I’ll be posting regular updates on dates & venues, performance footage, pictures and videos from the road and just basic tour shenanigans on www.facebook.com/barakabluemusic . Stay tuned. Love & Light!

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If you wish to understand this way. (A sketch).

If you wish to understand this way
watch a simple man wash his feet for prayer

A desert man.
A forest man.

All you’ll need
to understand this Deen
is the amount of time
it takes a mountain man
to mount his steed

To watch a poor woman who never
learned to read
pick the Book up
in her wrinkled hands
when everyones asleep
press it to her forehead and
lips is all you need
to understand
its contents and everything it means.

Listen only to a man
who hears the silence in the sound

If you can hear his heart beat
when his forehead hits the ground
you will understand the meaning
the meaning of this way

and when you understand
there will be little left to say.

and when you understand
there will be little left to say.

For you’ll be listening to signs
all around you
and on that day
when finding them has found you
you will no longer object to
the fools and what they say

You have never seen,
if you’ve never seen
a blind man pray.

Or a mute man
tell you with his eyes
what no language can convey.

Or a murderer shed tears
of repentance in a cage
never finding freedom until he became a slave.

Many men are filled to the brim with very little
in ignorance of ignorance and think they hold the riddle

a simple man’s head is empty
only an emptiness can fit the truth
only when the sand has settled
can you see the waters through

Only when you learn to read the symbols
can you see the author’s view
only when you polish the mirrors face
can you see the authors you.

When the shots were fired
crowd feet fled, dust grew
only when the smoke cleared
could you see who you shot
was you

And there you lay
smoke rising from your barrel
Moses’ people running free
the flood engulfing Pharaoh

And there you lay
Joseph in the well
the brothers running home
with the tales that they will tell

and there you lay in peace
in horror there you stood
everything and nothingness
merging in a yellow wood.

As they diverge again for good and you must choose a way
follow an unlettered orphan
and you’ll never go astray.

You’ll never go astray
you’ll never go astray.
Watch how he plants his feet
and you will understand this way.

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Majnun’s Lost Memoirs

Majnun’s Lost Memoirs

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| I want to love you as powerfully as the one who loves nothing but God loves everything | 

Rumi’s Cave | Last Night | Book Launch | Reedbed Diaspora | reedbeddiaspora.com |

| I want to love you as powerfully as the one who loves nothing but God loves everything |

Rumi’s Cave | Last Night | Book Launch | Reedbed Diaspora | reedbeddiaspora.com |

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Rocking tomorrow with my brother @amirsulaiman in Manchester. Light!

Rocking tomorrow with my brother @amirsulaiman in Manchester. Light!

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This new poetry project - Reedbed Diaspora -  has been many years in the making. Pleased to have the official release party at Rumi’s Cave @myrumiscave in London in a few days. Ill be reading all new pieces! The book will be available globally very soon.

This new poetry project - Reedbed Diaspora - has been many years in the making. Pleased to have the official release party at Rumi’s Cave @myrumiscave in London in a few days. Ill be reading all new pieces! The book will be available globally very soon.

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Look who I stumbled upon walking down the street in North Weezy London. Sharing sacred space & Halal Jerk Chicken with the beautiful people at Rumi’s Cave.

Look who I stumbled upon walking down the street in North Weezy London. Sharing sacred space & Halal Jerk Chicken with the beautiful people at Rumi’s Cave.

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Not what your teacher usually writes on the board? #keepingitreal #keepingitrelevant Brainstorming the messages of Hip Hop!

Not what your teacher usually writes on the board? #keepingitreal #keepingitrelevant Brainstorming the messages of Hip Hop!

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Spoke to this high school class in North London (where the riots popped off 2 yrs ago). The teacher asked me to speak about “gang culture” - as it is widespread in their hood. We talked about crime, rap music, politics, corporations, power, race & religion all through the lens of the life & legacy of Malcolm X.

They were so hilarious yet respectful and kept it 100% honest. Seeing their eyes light up as I spit a verse ( from Stay Original) reminded me of myself at their age - how impressionable and open I was - and made me choke up a but at the weight of the moment. Such a blessing to stare into the eyes of the future.

Spoke to this high school class in North London (where the riots popped off 2 yrs ago). The teacher asked me to speak about “gang culture” - as it is widespread in their hood. We talked about crime, rap music, politics, corporations, power, race & religion all through the lens of the life & legacy of Malcolm X.

They were so hilarious yet respectful and kept it 100% honest. Seeing their eyes light up as I spit a verse ( from Stay Original) reminded me of myself at their age - how impressionable and open I was - and made me choke up a but at the weight of the moment. Such a blessing to stare into the eyes of the future.

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Last Night | Cafe Cairo | London | Native Sun | Baraka Blue

Last Night | Cafe Cairo | London | Native Sun | Baraka Blue

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Hip Hop Afro Blue Eyed Soul. Blessed to rock with these two at the Native Sun send off show as they embark on a US-Mexico tour. #goodmusic

Hip Hop Afro Blue Eyed Soul. Blessed to rock with these two at the Native Sun send off show as they embark on a US-Mexico tour. #goodmusic

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Sculpting with Breath | Meaningful Expression | Edmonton | Canada

Sculpting with Breath | Meaningful Expression | Edmonton | Canada

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1Light | Shadows 

Meaningful Expression @usamacanon @barakablue

1Light | Shadows

Meaningful Expression @usamacanon @barakablue

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