We have been reflecting on ways we can be allies, be supportive and bring about positive change. We will be listening, learning, finding creative ways to help. We will be supporting artists and organizations committed to equality and ending injustice.
We recently saw this 2015 video for “Cry No More.” Was transfixed the the entire time. A powerful performance. The words Rhiannon Giddens wrote on her YouTube page from 2015 are just as relevant today as they were then.
“The massacre at the Emanuel AME church in Charleston, South Carolina, in June is just the latest in a string of racially charged events that have broken my heart. There are a lot of things to fix in this world, but history says if we don’t address this canker, centuries in the making, these things will continue to happen. No matter what level privilege you have, when the system is broken everybody loses. We all have to speak up when injustice happens. No matter what. And music is one of the best way I know to do so.”
Directed by Harvey K Robinson Filmed at United Congregational Church in Greensboro, NC