Tag Archives: identity

‘To give a feeling of connection and relevance’

Royal Festival Hall Gala Celebration 5 […] "Everything in life is about personal relationships – including the way one feels about music. I want to create as many opportunities for people to have that 'aha' moment – give people the chance to really connect with the composers." […] […] "Musicians, like actors and writers, can […]

Music exists partly to challenge those authorities (i)

[…] In order to understand the dynamics of reggae, however, a clear understanding of Rastafari must be grasped. Reggae is an auditory representation of the experience of Rastafari which is based on the mystical union of the human and the divine. Rastafari, like many syncretized religions of the African diaspora seeks a unity (inity) of […]

Give this post a soundtrack

[…] The mini-fad for referencing turn-of-the-'90s hip-hop may just be an accident; the samples Pretty Ricky, Lloyd and Musiq Soulchild employ have been mined by other artists, including Nelly and Ini Kamoze. But by vocalizing these hooks instead of just interpolating them, the younger artists claim a legacy. Lloyd and the members of Pretty Ricky […]

I am not a blipster

So instead of writing about them, I'll blog about them.

Popozuda and circumstance

“The reasons are purely aesthetic, not medical, especially for women. They want to get thin no matter what, all because of images from north of the Equator. It is a cruel cultural imposition on the Brazilian woman.” Dr. Elisaldo de Araújo Carlini, "a professor at the Federal University of São Paulo." “To be fat used […]

Vox Hunt: A Favorite Song from ’06

Audio:  Share one of your favorite songs from 2006. 01 Something Isn't Right Herbert Pitchfork: There was a track written about on Pitchfork recently, "Something Isn't Right", the first track on Scale, and the writer, Mark Pytlik, said that you could tell in a few moments it was a Herbert track. And I think that's […]

All ye know on earth, and all ye need to know

[…] There is one moment in my teenage years when I remember being ethnically accepted. I was shopping for a television with my father at Price Club, when one of the salespeople, who was Latina, mistook us for her peers and graciously — in Spanish — told us that the TV we were interested in […]