In The Words Of Bob Marley: We’re Jammin’

Red Moon Collective

You may not peg me as a Bob Marley listener, but I am. Contrary to popular belief, you don’t have to smoke anything to enjoy his music. It’s happy, it’s positive, it makes you want to shimmy. It reminds me of the days when I lived in a commune near the beach in northern Australia, when livin’ was easy. The sun shone all the time.

[“We’re Jammin'” — on YouTube]

Ooh, yeah! All right!
We’re jammin’:
I wanna jam it wid you.
We’re jammin’, jammin’,
And I hope you like jammin’, too.

Ain’t no rules, ain’t no vow, we can do it anyhow:
I’n’I will see you through,
‘Cos everyday we pay the price with a little sacrifice,
Jammin’ till the jam is through.

We’re jammin’ –
To think that jammin’ was a thing of the past;
We’re jammin’,
And I hope this jam is gonna last.

It is in the spirit of a Bob Marley tune that I think of Red Moon Collective’s monthly music jam. Edward’s loft turns into a musical love-in, with warm gestures of hey-nice-to-see-you-again hugging and other expressions of genuine connection between music-lovers. The last jam even included surprise birthday cakes for Clint:

Red Moon Collective

Happy Birthday, Clint!

This set is bigger than the previous two jams I’ve shot, so I will post just a few and let the rest autoplay below.

the sign-up sheet for musicians

the sign-up sheet for musicians

The All-Women Jam (except the bass player)

The All-Women Jam (except the bass player)

The Percussion Crew

The Percussion Crew

The Dancers are a big part of Red Moon

The Dancers are a big part of Red Moon

Alex brought the house down!

Alex brought the house down!

Do check out all 126 photos below (it was a big Jam!) or visit the Red Moon’s Facebook page for more links and events.

April 13 addition: video! Check it out:

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