Every Child Is Born A Poet

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1 Like Tight (At Juvie) 2:33 $1.49 Buy
2 Bullets Or Butterflies / Every Child Is Born A Poet 2:48 $1.49 Buy
3 Born Anew At Each A.M. 2:44 $1.49 Buy
4 Oye Familia! 2:48 $1.49 Buy
5 What Better Place? 3:10 $1.49 Buy
6 Softly, Puerto Rican, You're Not Alone 4:16 $1.49 Buy
7 Mom And Pop Had Filled My Eyes With The Wonderous City 3:37 $1.49 Buy
8 I Speak For Myself 1:34 $1.49 Buy
9 Vaya! 1:28 $1.49 Buy
10 Mindtrances 3:28 $1.49 Buy
11 Freedom Of Expressions 5:01 $1.49 Buy
12 Getting From Nothing 1:32 $1.49 Buy
13 Pride On Bended Knees 2:58 $1.49 Buy
14 Momma Never Lost Her Sense Of Beauty 2:40 $1.49 Buy
15 Those Who Is And Those Who Ain't 2:14 $1.49 Buy
16 Armed Robbery On West 8th Street 2:19 $1.49 Buy
17 Puerto Rican Identity / I'm Tough / El Miedo 5:01 $1.49 Buy
18 Distant Shore Dreams / The Cruelest Prison Of All 3:47 $1.49 Buy
19 Hollywood In Harlem 3:50 $1.49 Buy
20 Every Child Is Born A Poet 3:35 $1.49 Buy
21 The Hard Stuff 1:40 $1.49 Buy
22 El Vejigante 2:04 $1.49 Buy
23 Doubt Kills 2:06 $1.49 Buy
24 Dignity 1:56 $1.49 Buy
25 No Vuelvo 3:27 $1.49 Buy
26 A Dialogue With Society A/K/A Sermon From The Ghetto 4:25 $1.49 Buy
27 Pretty As Thee 1:27 $1.49 Buy

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The original soundtrack recording of poetry written and performed by Piri Thomas with music by Kip Hanrahan.

From the film "Every Child Is Born a Poet: The Life & Work of Piri Thomas", directed by Jonathan Robinson.

PIRI THOMAS, ROBBY AMEEN, CHOCOLATE ARMENTEROS, BILLY BANG, MILTON CARDONA, EDSEL GOMEZ, ANDY GONZALEZ, JERRY GONZALEZ, KIP HANRAHAN, STEFON HARRIS, JT LEWIS, PEDRO MARTINEZ, MARIO RIVERA, FERNANDO SAUNDERS, ALFREDO TRIFF, JAMES ZOLLAR, JONATHAN ROBINSON

Like Tight (at Juvie); Bullets or Butterflies / Every Child is Born a Poet; Born Anew at Each A.M; Oye Familia!; What Better Place?; Softly, Puerto Rican, You're Not Alone; Mom and Pop Had Filled My Eyes With the Wondrous City; I Speak For Myself; Yaya!; Mindtrances; Freedom of Expressions; Getting From Nothing; Pride on Bended Knees; Momma Never Lost Her Sense Of Beauty; Those Who Is and Those Who Ain't; Armed Robbery on West 8th Street; Puerto Rican Identity / I'm Tough / El Miedo; Distant Shore Dreams / The Cruelest Prison of All; Hollywood in Harlem; Every Child is Born a Poet; The Hard Stuff; El Vejigante; Doubt Kills; Dignity; No Vuelvo; A Dialogue With Society, aka Sermon From the Ghetto; Pretty as Thee

Produced by Kip Hanrahan and Jonathan Robinson
Recorded 1990 through 2003, San Fransisco, New York
Released March 2006
AMCL 1032

Reviews
...Hanrahan deftly mirrors the coarse power of Thomas' intrepid narratives, showcasing the sharp musicianship of longtime associates like drummer Robby Ameen and percussionist Milton Cardona. The album traces the intricate path of Thomas' life, recounting his troubled exploits as well as his triumphs, and embellishing his dramatic spiel with Hanrahan's soundscapes. Thomas' clear eyed poetry cuts like a knife, and the profundity of his tales is never in doubt... - Mitch Myers, Downbeat