AHMAD ALI at Original Voices at the Vail, November 19, 2009
JAZZ & SOUL
Ahmad Ali is a well known performer all over Long Island, capturing audiences with his guitar, soulful voice and prolific songwriting. But Ahmad's talent doesn't stop there. His experience in the music business also extends to a background as Musical Director for such acts as "Soul 4 Real" while touring London, Amsterdam, Bulawayo and Harare in Zimbabwe as well as working in award winning “Perfect Pair Studios." While continually playing the east end of Long Island with multiple bands for events such as The East End Arts Council's Winter Jazz Fest, he is known to be an activist in local and global topics. Ahmad can be heard as Co-Host for weekly radio show, "In the Moment" on WBAI. 2009 has brought the start of his own radio show, Cafe` Ali at WUSB, Stonybrook 90.1 FM. www.ahmadalimusic.com, www.wusb.fm
Wednesday, September 16, 2009
Tuesday, September 15, 2009
One day a mother died.
And on that clear, cold morning,
in the warmth of her bedroom,
the daughter was struck with
the pain of learning that sometimes
there isn't any more.
No more hugs,
no more lucky moments to celebrate together,
no more phone calls just to chat,
No more 'just one minute'
Sometimes, what we care about the most goes away.
never to return before we can say good-bye,
Say 'I Love You.'
So while we have it ... it's best we love it ...
And care for it and fix it when it's broken
and take good care of it when it's sick.
This is true for marriage
.... and friendships
And children with bad report cards;
And dogs with bad hips;
And aging parents and grandparents
We keep them because they are worth it,
Because we cherish them!
Some things we keep --
like a best friend who moved away
or a classmate we grew up with.
There are just some things that make
us happy, No matter what.
Life is important,
and so are the people we know
And so, we keep them close!