Billy Bang – violin, poetry, bells, shaker, percussion | Bilal Abdur Rahman – tenor and soprano saxes, bull horn, percussion | Henry Warner* – alto sax, bells, shaker, percussion | William Parker – bass | Khuwana Fuller* – congas | Rashid Bakr – drums

This release contains never earlier released Survival Ensemble session from 29th May, 1977 recorded at A Day of Solidarity with Soweto in New York City. Also a 40 pages booklet with essay written by Ed Hazell about the Survival Ensemble, original flyers, photos, etc.

Tracklist CD 1 “Black Man’s Blues”: 1. Spoken introduction (1:07) 2. Albert Ayler/Know Your Enemy (19:27) 3. Ganges/Enchantment/Tapestry (William Parker) (30:47) 4. Black Man Blues (Bilal Abdur Rahman)(18:27)

Tracklist CD 2* “New York Collage”: 1. Nobody Hear the Music the Same Way (Dedicated to John Coltrane) (Billy Bang) 12’17” 2. For Josie Part II (Billy Bang) 10’28” 3. Illustration (Poetry written by Billy Bang, music – Bilal A. Rahman) 8’22” 4. Subhanallah (Bilal A. Rahman) 14’35”

CD 1 was recorded 29th May 1977 at A Day in Solidarity with Soweto: A Fund Raiser, Harlem Fight-Back, 1 East 125th St., New York. This session has never been issued before. CD 2 was recorded live at Columbia University Radio WKCR 89.9 FM 16th May, 1978 Recording Engineer – Taylor Storer. Assistant Engineer – Jim Defillippis. Edited by Peter Kuhn / All songs published by GHAZAL MUSIC. Originally released on ANIMA/RECORDS in 1978. Remastered by Arūnas Zujus at MAMAstudios. Design by Oskaras Anosovas. Producer – Danas Mikailionis. Co-producer – Valerij Anosov