"I Live in Music", first published in 1994, represents the debut of "Welcome's Art and Poetry" series, which celebrates the passions of life through unique pairings of words and art. In this joyful collaboration, the visually dynamic art of Romare Bearden combines with the jazz inspired pattern of Ntozake Shange's words to create a visionary tribute to music and the magical, often mystical rhythms that connect people.
NTOZAKE SHANGE (1948-) is the author of for coloured girls who have considered suicide/when the rainbow is enuf, Sassafras, Cypress and Indigo, Betsey Brown, Liliane: Resurrection of the Daughter. ROMARE BEARDEN (1912-1988) is one of America's pre-eminent artists. His works are in the collections of every major museum in New York City as well as in dozens more across the United States