Najwa Parkins & The After Hours Trio – Jazz in Center City

Najwa Parkins performs her original “The Phoenix Lament” with The After Hours Trio. Dan Hanrahan on Guitar, Justin Sekelewski on Bass and Tal Shtuhl on Saxophone. “The Phoenix Lament” written by Najwa Parkins, was inspired by her brother Jelani Parkins. Jelani aka Mad Bantu and Megaton, died on Sept. 5, 2010, as a result of a motor vehicle accident in Middle Smithfield Township. Jelani was a member of the hip hop group Knotz and toured extensively throughout the continental U.S. with his two brothers, Kareem aka Dread Child and Gyasi aka Aswad Mikal.

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