Interview by Bill Donaldson

Hear Randy Weston at Dizzy's Club Coca Cola, January 15-20, 2008, 60th & Broadway, 5th Floor,

JI: You believe that music has healing power.

RW: Oh, my God, yes. It helps all of us. To some of the people in ancient society, music is the voice of God. It really can lift you higher than anything else. When I look in the audience when I perform, I see all kinds of people—brown people, black people, white people, women, men, and babies. Yet, when the music is right, everybody claps to the same rhythm. People sitting next to each other who never sat together feel the music. Music has the power to bring us all together. See, ancient people knew this.

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