Music

Aretha, Aretha

Another musical legend is gone. On August 16, the news dropped that Aretha Franklin made…

Kendrick Lamar Is the First Rap Artist To Win Pulitzer

The prestigious Pulitzer Prize Music Award is always given to either classical or sometimes jazz…

Musicians of New Orleans Organize to Send A Message

New Orleans is magic. You either get that or you don’t, so I won’t waste…

The Sexism Project: How Portraits Unintentionally Built a Network of Artists

I think that many of us can understand how easy it is to get trapped…

Amoramora: A Band on the Brink

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The Amours are sure that their music will make you smile

Often times singers find their voice when they least expected. For some it is when they’re in church when they evoke the spirit of the Lord and the congregation feels it; for others it’s when they feel the need to come out of their shell and express who they are in song that moves the crowd.

Anthem For the (Un)-Inspired

For people in any walk of life, inspiration is everything. When inspiration hits, it’s like all at once you turn to magic. Your senses are heightened. Your pulse is racing at a speed that should make your hands shake, but you are so sure of what you have to do that you feel no hesitation. You’ve stepped into a world that’s more vivid than the one you spend most of your days in and, if for only a moment, there are no limits. We think more deeply, question incessantly, explore fearlessly and above all, we create.

Artist, Musician, Victim, Liar?

Kesha’s devastating struggle is one that speaks to the much larger societal issue of victim shaming. The raped and sexually abused are often called liars, exaggerators, the causes of their own abuse. They are asked “Were you drinking?” or “What were you wearing?” Told to give it a name or forget it happened.

Beyonce’s Formation and the Paradox of Political Protest

Recently Bey broke the Internet again with her new song “Formation,” and in true form, social media reacted with dichotomous fervor, either in support of, or against the Queen.