Words Will Heal the Wound (Volume One)

by Various Artists

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The Twin Cities first Spoken Word compilation. Speakeasy Records' first full production release, Words Will Heal the Wound: A Celebration of Community Through Poetry, was developed from the noted spoken word radio series. Words Will Heal features the works of J. Otis Powell!, Arkology, Truthmaze, Bao Phi, ANIKA, Desdamona, Sister Mimi, Sha Cage, Slug (of Atmosphere), Wookiefoot, and others. Includes original version of Slug's 'Hell\'s Playground'. A must have for lovers of spoken word and those interested in the Minnesota scene.


released July 3, 2001

1. Kuntu – Arkology (Liberian American, Afrikan American, Tanzanian American, Scandafarian, European American)

2. Running in Place – ANIKA (Hamitic)

3. Ngam Ngui (To Grieve) – Bach Hac (Vietnamese)

4. Toco Tu Boca... (I Touch Your Mouth...) – Liliana Espondaburu and Renato Lombardi (Argentinean)

5. Bigger Than Earth – Meena Natarajan and Nirmala Rajasekar (Indian)

6. Fowl Batty – Rohan Preston (Jamaican)

7. Two Tongues – Thien-Bao Thuc Phi featuring William M. “TruthMaze” Harris (Vietnamese American, Afrikan American)

8. Thinking Out Loud – WookieFoot (Irish Slavic American, Italian American, Native American)

9. Amnesiacs – J. Otis Powell! (Afrikan American)

10. Ask Your Mama: 12 Moods For Jazz Mood 1, Cultural Exchange – Prof. John Wright and the University of Minnesota Faculty Jazz Quartet (Afrikan American)

11. Gaia – Signe Harriday (Afrikan American)

12. Imagine – Desdamona (European and Native American)

13. Naked Mercies – The Dylan Wahl Experiment

14. The Stain – Sister Mimi (Lunda, Democratic Republic of Congo)

15. Children's Dream Poems – Isabell Monk (Afrikan American)

16. Kalgacaylka Basaasay (Unnutured Love) – Said Salah Ahmed (Somalian)

17. Dreams – Shá Cage featuring amiee k. bryant (Afrikan American)

18. Hell's Playground – Slug of Atmosphere

19. The Fire – William M. “TruthMaze” Harris (Afrikan American)

Executive Producers: e.g. bailey & Shá Cage
* Produced by Andrew Baschyn
** Produced by jeremy c. www.mp3.com/onb

Mastered by Tom Garneau at Audioactive
Graphic design: Karin Odell
Photos: Hiedi Ehalt
Speakeasy Logo Design: Walter Kitundu
Tru Ruts Endeavors Logo Design: Karin Odell

Andrew Basychn appears courtesy of autonomous and symphonyofbrotherhood.com.
Slug appears courtesy of Rhymesayers Entertainment www.rhymesayers.com

Sponsored by KFAI Fresh Air Radio www.kfai.org; SASE: The Write Place www.sase.org; The Loft Literary Center www.loft.org.

Producers' note: National descriptions (in parentheses) are meant to give a deeper sense of the global scope of the project, and are not meant as definitive descriptions of the spoken word artists.

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