master musician Nana Tsiboe helped initiate 12 piece
music, song and dance group Roots of Unity, that developed concurrently
with Timeline crossing over in membership and repetoire. In that we
were all studying creativity of his home and neighbouring cultures,
Nana's sharing of his experience and understanding helped us immeasurably.
The environments we created then: instrumentalists, singers, dancers,
audience and pupils, teachers, friends, community - participating
together, remain the strongest reason for believing in functional
artists serving the communities to which they belong (ahead of international
commercial interests). It was with these thoughts that we invited
all we could to join us in the studio - as we would in performance,
and our united message is stronger for their gracious involvement.