Lauryn Hill: Black Rage (Sketch)
A week of songs inspired by the Black Lives Matter movement
Set to the tune of “My Favorite Things” from The Sound of Music, “Black Rage” was a reprisal, brought back shortly after the shooting of Michael Brown (August 9, 2014 – Ferguson, Missouri). The piece looks at the atrocities the African American community has faced for years and how this hatred can take us into dark places.
“Black rage is founded on two thirds a person/rapings and beatings and suffering that worsens/Black human packages tied up in strings/Black rage can come from all these kinds of things”
cw: rape, abuse, physical violence, substance abuse