Another night comes to an end
A new day arrives in song and dance
Libation loosing spirits
Praises rise to the heavens
And we are renewed
Libation is more than a dance party. It is a space where we gather to escape the individual and celebrate the connectedness that is community. The music is global soul that begs your attention. The experience is not a passive drug fueled exploration. But a collective journey into ancient traditions of fellowship through dance and music. This thanks giving celebration is attended by a diverse blend of new yorks cosmopolitan masses. Twice a month the pilgrimage is made to the sullivan room in New York's west village. Tonight was no different than other times I've come to share in this sensory feast. However this was to be one of those rare occasions that I stayed until the very end. As 4am approaches the tempo and urgency of the music slows and the orchestrated set soothes us into a meditative state. We who are intent on wringing every note from the evening transcend and dance as if we alone are in the room. The lights slowly brighten. The crowd thins to a handful. We are a mixture of the crew that makes the night happen and those who appreciate the blessing of good music and the freedom to experience it with our whole being.
Thank you Ian Friday, Manchildblack, Afromosaic Soul and the Libation Family!
(artist +activist) uses his/her artistic talents to fight and struggle against injustice and oppression—by any medium necessary