I have been discovering new music. I love to discover new things! Two artists in particular, Feist and Alice Smith are awesome! I have had Feist on constant replay since my friend sent it to me last week. Then I listened to Pandora tonight and came across Alice Smith and her song, “Woodstock” (I heard it before, but I thought it was a song by India Arie ). I was held captive by her voice and immediately I began the search for more songs. I came across her other songs, loved them and decided that I needed her cd this summer, just like I need Feist this summer. I need some powerful, real and pure music this summer. I am loving what I am hearing so far.
By the way, I discovered Aaron Douglas today at the National Portrait Gallery Museum. I haven’t been touched by art like this in a while. I visited a couple of exhibits but Douglas’ work felt like coming home. His work was varied and complex but yet there was a common theme. It showed the interconnectedness of the African Diaspora, the beauty of the human struggle. He infused jazz and dance into his art… I am in love.
The picture above may seem simple, but it does not do the actual piece justice. Up close and at a distance it speaks volumes when you view it in person.