David Byrne breaks it down for all of us…

We’re African-Creek-British-Scandinavian-Asian ourselves. Talk about a gumbo ya-ya of influences, huh? The first three were, as you intimate, the ones I discerned in blues, rock and jazz most easily, though. Thanks for those additional insights. I’m forever indebted to Talking Heads front man David Byrne for his in depth explorations of musical “cross pollination.” Encyclopedic grasp of that concept.

Award-winning former features reporter for the Chicago Sun Times and Arizona Daily Star, HuffPo contributor and author.

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