Heshima Moja was Tertulia’s guest on July 10, 2016. We spoke about his beginnings as an artist, people who influenced his love for African percussion and his transition as a bassist and vocalist. We also spoke about his spiritual beliefs and how this is reflected in his music, in particular the music on his CD The Awakening from which we listened to two tracks, one of them, the title cut, is his own composition. Mr. Moja will perform at the Springfield Jazz and Roots Festival, Court Square in Springfield, MA. on August 5, 2016.