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I'll try to tell a music story, and be as forthcoming as I can stomach, and maybe, someone will derive from it.
Thursday, October 2, 2008
POLITICS CAN ALWAYS USE SOME MUSIC
Artists reflect our society, they're the living (or dead) product of an enviroment, a society, and a historic period. I've always criticized artists, specially musicians, who are unaware of politics and current affairs, but last night I learned that great artists always know where they're standing. Dee Dee Bridgewater, Dianne Reeves, Joe Lovano, Roy Haynes, Brad Mehldau, Roy Hargrove, Christian McBride, Stanley Jordan, Kurt Elling, Hank Jones, Charlie Hunter, Doug Wamble, Bilal/Robert Glasper, Stefon Harris, Jeff “Tain" Watts,and Roberta Gambarini performed last night @ the Kaufmann Concert Hall (Lexington Avenue at 92nd Street NYC) @ 7:30 p.m. They performed without charging for a cause in which they all believe: All proceeds benefit the Obama For America Presidential Campaign. The concert was produced by Jazz for America's Future, a foundation that was created to support musicians and their art. Last night was a long evening that showed passion, love and evoked hope. Listening to these amazing musicians play live made me believe there's still some people in the world who believe in change and above all in PEACE!. Last night they collected more than 65.000 U.S dollars for Obama's presidential campaign, but beyond the political convictions there was a greater lesson: tolerance and togeatherness is the way to find peace and tranquility. These amazing artists set the example playing jazz together, and they did their best and set an admirable example for the world. That's why I'd like to say: politics can always learn something from great music. Just take a look @ the video.
As usual I couldn't upload the other videos so I'll upload them on my next entry. I hope you enjoy!...and please reflect on PEACE, and afterwards, MAKING PEACE A REALITY. Please! There will be another concert on Oct.7 @8:00 p.m. It'll be @ SOB (www.sobs.com) 212 243 49 40 @ 204 Varick St @ W. Houston. The artist that'll be performing are: Maiysha, Arturo O'Farril, Claudia Acuña, Alyson Williams and Geri Allen. Donations start: $50