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Scenes: Part I
Roy Ayers and Ed Motta trade fours on the scat
vocals that move the crowd into stomps and sways and "Can you top that?"
on the already wet ground.
The rain has crashed this righteous gathering, and the faithful now panic. Hundreds run for the exits. Others brave the trees. Chaos rises in waves of folks who shield their heads and squeal more along the lines of Pompeii and lava than Manhattan precipitation.
Roy looks out and, as the roadies scramble to cover amps and monitors with clear plastic, he waves his right hand to the musicians.
Not "Cut it." or "That's it", but the dashiki
signal flag for "Give it up, rain!".
Everybody loves the Sunshine.....Bum da-dum....Sunshine....
Women dance barefoot in the tan, clay mud and
dreads shake alongside umbrellas and the Source moves us. The rain won't
let up, but we do see breaks of bright blue in the distance. Here, deep
Blue, the band keeps it rolling and we scream for the shout outs.
In the end, the downpour does stop and the drumsticks flung into the crowd point our path through the drizzle and under the canopy of elms and oaks. The groove echoes in the wet leaves. In the storm, shelter is relative. Inspiration can strike like lightning, and phrases flow quickly like notes or drops. (June 20, 1998)
@The Light Millennium magazine was created and designed
by Bircan ÜNVER. March-April 2000, New York.