I first met Arouna Diarra in Ghana in 2007. At the time he was in his early 20s and didn’t speak any English yet. We played a song together and the song translated to mean if you want to follow your destiny it’s up to you.
It was such a blessing to have the opportunity to go home to my little cob house in Bolinas for a night between shows. I drove to the coast lifted by the beautiful energy of Petaluma. I felt the winds rock me and the smoke turned the moon red.