Thursday, June 28, 2007

Serious Pop

Caught a snippet of an interview with a Uganda pop musician on NPR last night. He was doing songs about the atrocious health conditions in his country.

This is a paraphrase, to the best of my memory from a musician whose name I didn’t catch, when asked how he can do a “pop” song about such serious matters. Imagine said with an accent:

“When I sing about despair, I do not sing with a down face, I sing about despair with a face of hope. People take my songs light, they take my songs as if a joke. But they take it as a joke that they need.”

Anybody catch the interview?

Just my thoughts,


1 comment:

Linds said...

I caught a good chunk of the interview. Mind blowing stuff!