Speak Up! playlist for 06/19/2020
|Nina Simone||I wish I Knew How it Feels to Be Free|
|Rekon||What is Juneteenth|
|Billie Holliday||Strange Fruit|
|Sam Cooke||A Change is Gonna Come|
|Gil Scott Heron||The Revolution will not be televised||The Revolution Begins|
|The Last Poets||Understand what Black Is|
|Curtis Mayfield and the Impressions||People Get Ready|
|JB The First Lady||Still Here|
|Virtual Choir/Orchestra||You’ll Never Walk Alone|
Sharing the significance of Juneteenth for Black People in the United States, and–those in Canada too.
Weaving musical selections that connect protests of Black, Indigenous, Other People of color and their allies, the expectations for change, the short-lived celebrations of the appearance of change and wrap up with music that declares that all disenfranchised people -we are Still Here and in Uniting for Good, We are Never Walking Alone.
(With excerpts from interviews and round table discussions I recorded over past 2 weeks during the ongoing inter-generational, global protests over racism, injustice and police brutality.)