Kamau Daaood is a celebrated spoken word artist, member of PAPA, co-founder of The World Stage with Billy Higgins, and longtime community activist. His signature piece, Language of Saxophones, is the title piece of his City Lights Pocket Poets Series released in April of 2005. For the Leimert Park event he worked with a select group of performers from the day, whom which he gave direction on improvisation concepts to do live under his performance of Language of Saxophones. Two versions were recorded for The Gathering and are planned to both be available for the eventual DVD release. Only one made it onto the CD, and it was a hard choice for Kamau, as each version had its own unique statement.