Music sucks my soul. I have been in a serious self-preservation mode. Attempting to transition through the many ups downs and all arounds. Sometimes there seems to be so much going on. After returning from a much-needed visit with two dear friends to find my husband not feeling well and my girls dancing to their own music. I had seen a post about a free concert on campus. I had signed up for some tickets. Though I did feel some guilt leaving again. I am so glad I journeyed our on the dreary night to see Reverend Sekou.
He and six piece band and powerful chorus began his night with the song resist.
After explaining that he had been in Charlottesville in August. He explainers that they could not leave the church because their were nazis outside. Such sadness moves through me as he says nazis. I can’t believe some people alighn themselves with such a hateful movement. I thought we had come so far. Unfortunately I think we have seen we have so much more to fight against.
As I remember my father and the many that fought the nazi regime so many moons ago, I am surprised some people can actually justify their hatred by flying confederate flags or marching the streets trying to justify white power. It breaks my heart.
Reverend Sekou was powerful with his voice, movement, passion and fabulous red socks.
FROM LEFT: REV. OSAGYEFO SEKOU, LISA SHARON HARPER, REV. CARLTON SMITH, CORNEL WEST, AND OTHERS (INCLUDING SETH WISPELWEY WEARING A WHITE ROBE AND RED STOLE) PROTESTING WHITE SUPREMACY IN CHARLOTTESVILLE. CREDIT: HEATHER WILSON, @ANOMADPHOTOG / DUST & LIGHT PHOTO