The Spell of the Us and Them

The name of this song is Enough is Enough in solidarity to the Black Lives Matter movement to end the endless war on Black People. One phrase jumped out at me today as the most important line. The verse goes: Enough is enough We ain’t takin it anymore We’re all joined together To end the…

Osingolio!

I recorded this album in Maasailand, Kenya in 2007. It is available at jonathanbest.bandcamp.com. Friday, June 16, 2020, 100% of Bandcamp’s share goes to the NAACP legal defense fund. As always, 100% of my share goes to Maasai communities. This music epitomizes the message of comMUSIKey, the non-profit I founded where Music is the Key…

Support Group for White Allies Working to End Racism

Back in the 80s I took a class in Re-evaluation Co-counseling. I was taught that ALL human beings are born good. I was also taught that as social animals, we share commonalities in the hurts we experience. We can create a safe space to share our hurts in such a way that we get reacquainted with our…

Juneteenth

This Friday, June 19th (from midnight to midnight Pacific Time), my record company, Bandcamp is donating 100% of its share of sales to the NAACP Legal Defense Fund. And I will be donating my share to Communities United for Police Reform and The Maasai Education Research and Conservation Institute and the Village of Ngong’u Narok. What’s really…