The Anarchy and the Ecstasy

no-kkkThis post could be titled Anarchy in the USA. Now that I am back in the UK, it feels like I am once again in front of the curtain awaiting the new theatre piece belovedly referred to as the United States to commence.

Meanwhile back here in my safe European home, the UK has its own demons to wrestle with.

The idea for this show was to do something about Donald. But I was surprised that his ascension hasn’t inspired more musicians to record songs protesting his rise to power.

One would think hip hop would’ve answered the call. We eventually found cool alternative hip hop artists reporting to duty led by the formidable Chuck D. But not before discovering buckets of rap jams from the past speaking of Donald in an admiring mythologising way.

This show is most notable for the theatrical contributions of Ritah Orien. We plan on her radio art pilot piece titled The Anarchy and the Ecstasy becoming an ongoing feature on Is Black Music.

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