I watched this incredibly classy, beautiful young woman on PBS last night while trying to get away from the show-all-your-naked-ass, patriarchal and sex-driven, superficial "entertainment" (and I use that word lightly) usually offered up by network TV today -- and exhaled.
I'm absolutely in love with this daughter of a Zambian father and British mother -- born and raised in Scotland!
Let's be clear -- I could give two shits about Beyonce allegedly shearing her locks (do we even know they were actually her locks, or those she bought for effect? I'm just sayin'). IMHO, she's got nothing on the young, beautiful, tastetful, respectful of her elders (no alleged owl costume for her, even as she stands in the individuality of her tats!) and socially conscious, Ms. Sandé who is certainly, globally -- of the diaspora. She's who I thought WE would be after hundreds of years of slavery and Jim Crow (seems her audience is on that same page, even as the majority of her back-up singers and musicians reflect her African heritage)...
I watched her earlier this year on Tavis Smiley's show and thought to myself, "This is how that whole integration thing should have played itself out -- that the progeny of such a union would see, hear and feel -- "the truth." Then, I bought everything of hers on iTunes that I could. Please do enjoy the profound beauty of this young Sister why don't you...
I think Labrinth will definitely be giving John Legend a run for his money, literally -- no?
How many of us have Best Friends "who keep our head above the water?"
"If you're too big to follow rivers, how you ever gonna find the sea?" Lawd ha' mercy, this child is such an old soul (I hear Nina whispering)!!
'Tis not that bullshit "Hope," dribbling from the Changeling's lips on the regular that's for damned sure! She makes me proud.