CW: Race, racism and black culture representation. All the blues was born and developed following the slavery of black communities, and it was only almost three centuries later that it became possible to hear the voice of this human mass, uprooted from their land, frustrated in the most elementary expectations of life, desperate in anContinue reading “Alan Lomax: the man who recorded the world… not always with the best practices.”
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CHICAGO AND THE CHESS RECORDS
In April 2018 I went to Chicago for the first time. I went there with my bag full of dreams and ready to experience the blues in one of the places where it had lived, developed… I wanted to breathe the blues. So in this post today I want to share a tiny bit ofContinue reading “CHICAGO AND THE CHESS RECORDS”
BLUES LEGENDS: MEMPHIS MINNIE
For my new blog post I have decided to talk a bit about one of my personally favorite blues legends… a woman who has shaped blues history in many different ways, bringing a unique touch and a clear view of artistry through her music. Let me introduce you to Memphis Minnie! She is defined asContinue reading “BLUES LEGENDS: MEMPHIS MINNIE”
What is BLUES?
Today I want to address a question whose answer might seem obvious, but, in my opinion, it is not… What is BLUES? From my experience, whenever I said I am a blues dancer, the replies that I got were almost always a bunch of stereotyped comments that we could simply sum up in to “oh,Continue reading “What is BLUES?”