journal type entry...
When the appropriation gets too heavy, I'll retreat into the safety of my own content. Our content.
That's why I wrote this anger song
Now I have a go to when something else gets into my ear and I start to feel a way.
LOL when I sent it to my work friend he said "you are a beautiful lady and you are using the n-word heavy"
I really want to thank the Jackson Brothers, Ayana Muata, and other people from Mandeng Knights, the Afrobeat band that I pulled together in...it looks like 8 years ago: Fanga Story
Reminds me why -- well a lot of things. Another good one when the non-Black of the world are slurping all our good soup.
My positive song: https://soundcloud.com/mxkennax/talking-drum-talking-to-me?si=a2d9be3577dd4afab1310a29d43ab0ab&utm_source=clipboard&utm_medium=text&utm_campaign=social_sharing
M and Y made me this beat two years ago and I was like wow its fast. Then last week Blu Bone released Wicked Womb and i said you know what.
Yesterday WTF (the Women, Trans, Femme, NonBinary section of Voice of Culture) did a show at Higher Ground Academy. When we walked in Jess said "I used to go to school here, it was very African American". Now the school is mainly East African, like most of the staff and children. The Black woman, Ms. Hassan, who brought us in had a floor length daishiki dress on and told us there was a big disconnect. I'm not sure what she meant because we connected immediately and didn't want to let go. One kid was like "I don't want to leave" and I was like sir this is your cafeteria. There's a part of the "Say VoC" song that goes "like James Brown say: IM BLACK AND IM PROUD". We paused there , we rested there, we went back there, we Sankofa'ed there, we kicked it there so hard. We called and responsed there for a minute (in the Black measurement system iykyk)
Like James Brown say...