WHY THE CAGED BIRD SANG

WHY THE CAGED BIRD SANG

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Every great poet needs an audience. The world was her audience. Thats why the caged bird sang.

“The black man in the Caribbean and in America has had to fight, every step of the way, for his own dignity, and sometimes, he thinks the black woman is his enemy. But we are not his enemy,” she adds. “We were sold together and bought together. We were on the auction block together.” Maya Angelou

BOB MARLEY…GIANT

hooked up with this video recently and had to post it. Photographer Dennis Morris was a 16 year old student when he met Bob and asked him to photograph him. Bob in his usual self said yes and as they say ,the rest is history.

Dennis spent a lot of personal time with Bob so the images are intimate and personal. As he says every image has a story.

The video brings home in the end Bob’s facing his own mortality and Dennis remembrance of this is touching. Bob Marley, Giant is a simple but awesome docu on the personal side of Bob. Watch and enjoy.

Album Review..KID CUDI’s Journey to Mother Moon- LIKE SMOKING MUSICAL MARIJUANA

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There is only word to describe this album..GENIUS!

When I listened to the album, I had to stop and do a double take and asked myself Is this a Hip Hop artiste? Is this a hip hop album? I stopped it and played it again. Track after track I could see where Cudi’s head was at..he wanted to revolutionize the Hip Hop genre with a new cinematic sound, almost a new trance, topped with ethereal lyrics, chants and deep soul reaching rhythms. Package the entire ingredients into one album, and you are on Cudi’s flight to the moon.

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Every track is amazing but when you hear Destination Mother Moon then Going to the ceremony you can’t help but stop what you are doing and sit, pull up a chair, put your feet up and chill. This music is like Yoga on steroids. It is like smoking musical Marijuana. It is captivating. Satellite flight, Balmain Jeans and Too bad I have to Destroy you are my favourites.

I can tell you , if you are a person that dislikes change or anything different, if you are a purist, if you are one that expects to hear the usual female cussing, male machismo and bravado, then please turn away as this album is not your kind. But if , like me, you embrace anything that comes out of the box differently then buy this album. Cudi has taken us to the moon and you can safely say you have a copy of the type of music generations will hear in the year 2030 and beyond. Cudi has broken all barriers with this package. Free at last, free at least, thank God almighty, a hip hop artiste is free at last.

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WORLD RELAYS…WELL DONE BAHAMAS

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CONGRATS BAHAMAS…..First Major International Sporting Meet at new Stadium.
I am very proud of the job my second home did at the now concluded‪#‎IAAFWorldRelays‬…..2014
1. SCENERY: The stadium looked beautiful, typical of the location, excellent temperature, homely as the fans were close to the action, healthy as you could feel the air even looking through the television and the tropical palm trees in the background made the setting idyllic and enchanting. IAAF need to invest in this part of the world as it lifts their brand to a truly international status.
2. BROADCAST: The international commentators loved the place and games, suggesting the Olympics to be held there. I will take it a bit further…hold it in the Caribbean Islands…Bahamas, Jamaica, Tdad are the lead nations on this. The World Cup tried this with Seoul/Japan, over to you IAAF. Lot more could be done to make the broadcast more international and focused on selling Bahamas the destination. Missed out on that opportunity.‪#‎sponsorship‬ perhaps?
3. PRESENTATION. Some first were added at Nassau games and this was beautiful. a) BDF presentation of colors for each finals , a first at these events, you may see a lot of nations following this. Absolutely brilliant idea.

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b) Presentation of athletes was excellent..dramatic and powerful, the presentation not only presented the athletes but presented Bahamas every time the curtain opened. A simple but perfect marketing.
c) Medal presentation was also different with one large podium and each team getting their little minute of glory. The picture taking at the end was a photographers’ dream, orderly, not cluttered and worthy of the teams. Another excellent idea well executed.
d) Music as fillers; Its the Caribbean so it is to be expected the presentation must reflect the lifestyle we live and what better way than to infuse music in the production. Kept the mood uptempo and the audience moving. A bland athletic event now becomes a music festival , truly Caribbean. Junkanoo music makes it explicitly Bahamian. Well done.

Makes me proud Bahamas as you not only prove we, and I mean the lowly Caribbean can do it, we can match any of the richer countries on presentation. Sure there are and will be improvements and the next games must reflect them the first being the broadcast of ZNS as well as technical glitches at the meet. But notwithstanding, a fine job, excellently done, presenting brand Bahamas as a global partner in world athletics. .