March 9, 2009

Uplift Your Soul With African American Art

I thought that all Villagers would appreciate an uplifting montage of music and African American artwork. Check out this video if you want to uplift your soul and mind:



Well, villagers, what say u? Did that video and collage of photos uplift your spirits? Which one did you like the best?

6 comments:

Regina said...

What an awesome montage of artistic expression and a fabulous celebration of the sense of love, pride, and family of African American people!
I especially love the picture of the father with the baby up on his back!
Beautiful!

Villager said...

Regina - I'm glad that you enjoyed the vibe of this montage. Oddly enough ... I have a YouTube widget running on my other blog and this one came up as one of the random views earlier today. I figured that it would put a smile on the face of villagers as it did for me...

Deidra said...

I love the one with the baby on the father's back. The only thing I don't like is how most black art are erotic or sexual. It's nice and all, but for someone who will have conservative/religious people coming through my house - it's not something I want on my walls. Black art can be sexy with clothes on lol.

Villager said...

Deidra - It seems you and Regina both enjoyed the same piece of art! Also, I imagine that these are examples of artwork that you would keep in your bedroom ... not necessary out in the hallways...

Shelia said...

That was beautiful!

I particularly loved the sensual pieces. I like that Black people are shown in poses where there appears to be love and does not cheapen our relationships.

There was one piece with the woman lying on a bed and the man sitting, lying across her waist with t-shirt and pants on. I can remember so many times my mother reading the paper and my father coming home and sitting by her and end up lying across her like that going to sleep. We used to get a kick out of my dad finding my mom somewhere in the house so that he could lean anywhere on her and go to sleep.

I once saw rapper TI being asked about his girlfriend, and he said "that's home right there." That's what some of those poses remind me of, comfort.

Villager said...

Shelia - that was a great pose. the scene that you and T.I. describe is one that we can all strive for in our own home lives...