Poet Maeve: What Did You Learn in School?
Wanda Waterman It’s a common misconception that racism is over and done with and so we don’t need to worry our pretty little heads about it. The horrific crimes perpetrated by human beings against each other out of a sense … Continue reading Why Racism?
Sometimes Creative Self-Indulgence Really Does Pay Off
“Glasper’s social conscience makes him lean toward some expression of historical pain, and yet Covered seems to do so in such a sensitive and dignified way that the listener feels centred, balanced, and ready to be restored after all the insanity.” Continue reading Sometimes Creative Self-Indulgence Really Does Pay Off
Melody Gardot: The Psalmist as Trauma Survivor
Album: Currency of Man Artist: Melody Gardot ’Cause I believe in a world where we all belong, And I’m so tired o’ seein’ every good man gone. ~Melodie Gardot, “Preacher Man” The above quote is from a song that memorialises the brutal racist killing of 14-year-old Emmett Till in Mississippi in 1955. This is the track that sits at the zenith of the story arc comprising this series of original songs, a story arc that starts off with a compassionate soul’s expressions of anger and grief at injustice and ends with— well, something quite different. The album’s … Continue reading Melody Gardot: The Psalmist as Trauma Survivor