This excerpt from ‘Home is Wherever We Are’ is the TaxiCab Verses arrangement of Kofi Atentenben & the Warriors' song, ‘Wazor’. Kofi & The Warriors contributed this song to the collaboration for the TaxiCab Verses record, ‘Is What You Make It’, in Ghana and Wilson and his group added their elements in Athens, Georgia with recording engineer/producer, Drew Vandenberg. The theme of this song centers on the idea of being present for each moment and appreciating where you are and seeing that, wherever you are, you are always home.
James A. Wilson met Adjetey Quarshie (Kofi Atentenben) in 2008 and has since been traveling to and from Accra, Ghana to collaborate with Quarshie’s group, Kofi Atentenben & the Warriors on an album for his project, The TaxiCab Verses. The TaxiCab Verses is a project that combines Wilson’s musical experiences both in Africa with the Warriors, and here in Athens, Georgia with thirteen group members of friends/musicians/long time collaborators. What results is a whole new kind of music, a melding of more traditional African music with that quintessential Athens rock sound. Additionally, Wilson collected hundreds of phrases from the backs of taxicabs in Ghana and uses only these collected phrases as lyrics for the TaxiCab Verses songs.