Sunday, May 28, 2006
Culture Is A Weapon
"Between watching my wife create a constant stream of performing art and being present at the celebration of Jose's life I am reminded of how important personal expression is.
Bomba, or Plena is a form of music and dance with strong African roots. The songs and dances not only helped to keep a heritage and culture alive for those who were stolen from Africa, the art was often a method of communication as phrases in songs were sometimes meant to communicate impending slave revolts.
In today's world of homogenized corporate sponsored culture it's wonderful to be reminded how alive we actually are when we actively participate in meaningful culture experiences."
at May 28, 2006