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>Emanuel Boundzeki Dongala wrote a wonderfal short story called "Jazz 
>and Palm Wine".  In it, the earth is invaded from Outer Space and 
>the advance ships land in Zaire.  Aliens conquer the world. 
>Spacemen explore the various cultures and societies on this planet 
>and decide, quite rightly, that the only things of value are palm 
>wine, a West African intoxicant, and Jazz.  The tipsy, hip and 
>benign rulers make Sun Ra the president of the United States and 
>John Coltrane the Pope.
>"A Love Supreme" replaces the "Gloria" in the liturgy.

Except for the fact that the individuals involved in the story are 
dead this sounds like a wonderful idea.  Of course, I generally 
subscribe to the proposition "Better a dead musician than a live 
politician".  The pope clearly belongs to the category of politician.

Bob Cham