Friday, September 14, 2007

The Power of Music

Check out this video from the Christian Science Monitor about the Somalian refugee music scene in Nairobi, Kenya. You don't have to like hip-hop to appreciate how important music is for these kids.

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Blogger Ray Van Horn, Jr. said...

That was outstanding and I have a billion comments about it, but will narrow down to these:

1. Never again should any American hip hop artist claim to "keep it real." They know nothing of it in comparison to these Kenyans

2. Everyone in corporate American rap celebrating thugs and drugs should look at this and see that you can lose your life for talking about something so simple as embracing peace. Fuck thug rap.

3. America has no clue what a gift music is when you see something like when a practitioner has to wear a veil over her face to protect her from those with dissenting opinions. To think that if America was like Somalia and Kenya, then Arrested Development would receive the same death threats as these kids get. When you're out there shopping for 50 Cent and Chingy, think about how easy these artists have it in comparison

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