President Obama Hosts a celebration of Blues music in recognition of Black History Month

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6 Responses to President Obama Hosts a celebration of Blues music in recognition of Black History Month

  1. A Blues Man In The White House!

    Last night we saw “America as she is swung,” in the parlance of Harlem blues philosopher Albert Murray. The hipsters grooving to down home dirty blues up in White House represent a sensibility that’s diametrically opposed to those who prefer country banjo pickers singing with cowboy twangs. The country cowboy crowd tend to be Republicans, all the places where country music is popular the Republican Party is popular, “Red States.”


    Stompin the Blues

    It is no wonder that Chilly B fell right in the groove with BB stompin the blues on Sweet Home Chicago, cause that mid-west city with broad shoulders and a rich Afro-American culture created by the deep blues people who came up the river to escape the hellish backwater that was Mississippi. They were fueled by a heroic optimism in the face of unspeakable difficulties, and nobody in American politics embodies that heroic optimism like Barack Obama.

    This was the dominant theme of his speech dedicating the Afro-American History Museum on the Great Mall in Washington, a historical achievement of inestimable value to this nation. “I want my daughters to see the shackles that bound the slaves across the ocean and the shards of glass that flew from the 16th Street Baptist church and know that injustice and evil exist in the world…. But I also want them to hear Louie Armstrong’s horn.”

    There is no greater metaphor for heroic optimism in the face of daunting adversity than the art of Louis Armstrong, a sonic alchemist who turned pain into poetry and then into gold….That’s how blues men engage the world…I know, because I’m a blues man!

  2. Ametia says:

    Here’s teh video of the Jazz workshop FLOTUS hosted Tuesday, 2-12.

  3. Our man did it again last night. This time he did the Blues. Our President can s-a-n-g!

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