Thanks for helping me name my new composition!

February 1, 2016
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Here’s the journey.  First I asked for suggestions, and I got 25 creative titles.  I liked many of them, but one that jumped out at me happened to be suggested by my SIS (Sister in Spirit) Lily Wu. “I suggest Celtic Djembe. I read that djembe means ‘everyone gathering together for peace.’”  A quick google.. read more →

Please help name my new composition!

January 23, 2016
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Brothers and Sisters, I finished a composition a couple of days ago, and I still don’t have a name for it.  Maybe you can help name it; I am looking for suggestions.  If you have any, please respond to the World House Music Facebook page.  Thanks! – Dr. Abe Here is a brief history and.. read more →

The celebration of Epiphany as a Neoyorriqueño, Part 2

January 10, 2016
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In Puerto Rico there are two counterparts to the American tradition of caroling from house to house.  One is called “parranda,” and the other is called “asalto,” which literally means ”assault.”  The difference is that the first is planned and everyone knows where everyone is going, and the second is an on the spot decision.. read more →

The celebration of Epiphany as a Neoyorriquñeo

January 7, 2016
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January 6, Epiphany, is known as El Día de los Reyes, Three Kings Day, in Puerto Rico. It is a really big celebration, and before the arrival of Santa Claus with the American influence, it was much more important than December 25. It probably continues to be. As I child growing up in New York,.. read more →

Emmanuel Joy – A song for our times

December 28, 2015
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If you would like to hear a high energy, joyous song that highlights the justice issues in the Christmas story, then this is for you.  “Emmanuel Joy” is the third track from my CD, “All Are Welcome Feel the Spirit!  Eight World Music Choral Anthems for Youth, Adults and Congregation.”  It is my gift to.. read more →