In light of the recent tragic events that have taken place in America with the devastating loss of George Floyd, the world has had a re-awakening when it comes to racism and the sad and devastating fact that people can still in 2020, lose their lives due to the colour of their skin. Even though the world is still battling a pandemic, as I watched the series of events unfold with protests first in every state, then in every country, I thought about how I could show my support to this movement.
Since I have been old enough to enjoy music, I have been introduced to many black musicians who have shown me the kind of music that I enjoy and prefer listening to even today. Michael Jackson, Janet Jackson, Prince, Billy Ocean, James Brown, Whitney Houston, Beyonce, Tina Turner, Celeste, Emelie Sande and Seal are just some of the artists whose work I have grown up listening to. While they have influenced my music choices for the better, they have also inspired hundreds and thousands of singers across the world. There are many many more names that can be added to the above list, because their sheer talent is immense and their work speaks volumes.
I have always celebrated black artists here at the blog. Music is a non judgmental language and when you are happy with your choices, you should not be afraid to express them either.
Below are just 5 of my favourite songs from some of the artists that I have mentioned above. If any of these artists have touched your musical choices, then please feel free to share your favourite songs in the comments. Lets continue to shout about how important they all are because black lives matter to all of us!
We Don’t Need Another Hero – Tina Turner
I Will Always Love You- Whitney Houston
When The Going Gets Tough – Billy Ocean
Crazy – Seal
Never Stop This Flame – Celeste