Kwanzaa Day 6 – KUUMBA – Creativity…

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( What is creativity? The ability to sing, to dance, to write, to act? Yes, it is all that, and more. It’s something that we all contain within our core. We can bring forth life and we can bring to life ideas, visions and sounds from the teeming thoughts with which our minds abound.

The artist who is a genius is the one who takes their art into new ground. Jimi Hendrix, though he lived but for 27 years, his songs will echo down through the ages. In the summer of ’69 he closed out the legendary Woodstock Music Festival with a rip roaring, feedback laced, electric guitar version of the national anthem.

Aretha Franklin in 1967 demanded R.E.S.P.E.C.T. for herself, for her  womanhood and for all Black America. And her plaintive cry still echoes in all our minds. James Brown, who passed this way, five years ago on Christmas Day, was a singer, dancer, showman, choreographer extraordinaire and the patron saint of rock, blues, hip hop and musical forms yet to be born. Shaun Boothe has immortalized him in a riveting, spellbinding video of the man, his music and his times.

Tonight on this, the Sixth Day of Kwanzaa, we ring in the New Year with song and celebration. Why not play these stunning, uplifting and get your feet moving videos of three of the geniuses our people have produced in this country?  Kwanzaa Day 6 – KUUMBA – Creativity HAPPY NEW YEAR!!  Ladies and gentlemen, I present to you James Brown, Aretha Franklin and Jimi Hendrix in all their glory. . .


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Staff Writer; Arthur Lewin

This talented author has just published a NEW book which is entitled; AFRICA is not A COUNTRY!.