As I watched this talented young black male give gorgeous melodious harmony to one of Beyonce’s newest hits, it struck me that this performance and this performer was what I have been trying to impart on many who just dont seem to want to understand that classic and modern can merge.
The product is layered multi faceted yet incredibly compelling for those who have lost vitality in the lawlessness of what we as communities continuously ingest as the only seeming source of sustenance. The young gentleman providing this exquisite fusion, reminded me of all of the young black and brown men I have seen over the course of years being needlessly murdered, subsequently lost to OUR collective at the hands of “I dont give a Damn about niggas”, including from within the community.
This young man played the ‘harp’ on behalf of those slain. He wore the wings and took flight while his bow danced on strings.
Mr.Houndo may never read this post but whether he does or whether young people are inspired to aspire to draw from antiquity to revive modernity- let it be known that your gift is too precious to kill it by what the underlying may or may not say. Find your course and tackle it SKILLFULLY.