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Ancestor Song

by Sunni Patterson

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Marilyn Hobdy It causes me to remember the things the older generation in my family use to do.
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Catalyst II Change “Grace” Honor, Glory, Praise to our Ancestors!!
This is the new Life Anthem!!! A true celebration and testimony for “LIVING” & “Going Home”
This is all LOVE!
They can feel the love in the Ocean, Rivers, Lakes, Wind, Lightening and Thunder, within the Machete and in presence!
I Love You!! #TakeMyHandAndLeadMeHome
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In honor of those Ancestors- past, present, and future...

Patterned after the hymn, Precious Lord, Ancestor Song pays homage first, to my own personal Ancestors, then to the collective Ancestors that guide, protect, and support our lives. I wanted this track to be as organic as possible, using what was around me...my hands, my ring tapping the mic stand, a spoon and bowl, an orange juice bottle, etc. I knew I needed my god sister, Jew-el, to bless the piece with her magnificent voice, and my dear Baba Egunwale's prayer (that he just left on my voicemail. lol. Ha! Blessings all around!) to enhance it, as well. I actually recorded this over a year or so ago, and still this isn't the "final" version, but I was compelled to share it- as it is.

May you find joy in it and may our Ancestors be pleased!


released November 2, 2018
Background vocals: Juju LotusLove (Jew-el)
Prayer: Chief Egunwale Fagbenro Amusan
Recorded by Maurice (ShowStoppa Beats) at Street Execs Studios


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Sunni Patterson New Orleans, Louisiana

More than a poet, more than a singer, more than an emcee--it's not just what she says, it's how she says it.  Emerging from the musical womb that is New Orleans, Mother, Wife, Artist and Visionary, Sunni Patterson, combines the heritage and tradition of her Native town with an enlightened modern world view to create music and poetry that is timeless in its groove. ... more

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