The amazing dream team of Amiri Baraka akka Leroy Jones – live at a tv show (1968)

Warning: This is maybe not jazz, but it will definitely jazz up your day !!

Using synched movements and poetry, the kids address various issues from inequality to the lack of a well-rounded black history curriculum in the schools. One girl states affectingly: “We are taught to hate ourselves…America, why did you bring us here?” But the underlying message from Jones through these kids is the importance of pride and self-empowerment. As one of the children says near the end: “Today is ours/Let’s take it.”

Additional music by DJ Wild Worm Web.
“Black Power To The People” From MIX Tape WURM EP.

 

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