Part 2 (for the first part check out the picture before) .
A few times a little #girl
will start a new #melodic
verse and others will respond in voice, the art of #conversation
, the #freedom
in the air echoed with each innocence heart, they can’t read formal #musical
notes, but that’s the power of #music
, there’s a strong sense of “everyone can sing”, they all sing differently but as a combination of pure and perfectly matched, in the society they might be seen as special needs, underprivileged, disabled, weak and helpless individuals, in some religions, they’re sinners, some tribes believe it’s God’s punishments, some think they bring shame to the families. In this moment all I can see is gift, I can only see how powerful #kids
can be in such a confidence of #singing
out deeply from their souls, the joy of expressing through songs, this beauty of naivety peacefully touched me.
I listened to Cantonese music, people always talk about who’s the best #singer
, Danny Chan, Roman Tam, Teresa Tang, Alan Tam, Sam Hui, Jacky Cheung, later I discovered different kind of western music style, from rock to alternative to psychedelic to folk to Soul to Funk to jazz to blues, until recently I discovered Alan Lomax collection and old Gospel music like Odetta and Freedom Singers, totally fascinated by many unknown singers from the prison and cotton fields recording, plus those negro church albums from the time of #slavery
. It’s a “no turning back listening experience” once i got exposed to the real good thing, I become very difficult to enjoy listening to “plastic” music, I become so critical that certain kind of songs caused me headache and stomach pain :( The #expression
of pain, suffering and struggling from personal feelings to the impact of resonating to others’ life experience, transformation of depression and tribulations into patience and delight, what a sincere and honest way of telling a story.
By Papa Damon , 11 Sep 2018
#lushoto #travelfamily #familytravel #usambaramountains #gofurther #daddytime #parenting #papa #daughter #alanlomax #gospelmusic #blues #odetta #realmusic #singing #bestmusic #beautifulvoice #kokdamon #naivtylamily