A CHANGE IS GONNA COME....
Edward Said suggests that we shoudl see intellectuals as people who 'bring suffering into the light'....Music on the streets of contested cities doesn't just dull the pain or throb from car windows...It paints a picture of city living that subverts simple pictures if we have ears to listen.
Check out Ms Dynamite, Dizzee Rascal, The Enemy, Skinnyman....Go back to The Clash, The Jam, The Specials....Is this town comin' like a ghostown?
Fresh expressions is not the same as dressing up suburban religion in cool urban wear. That's not fresh (or authentic). Freshness is found where people are asking new questions or telling new stories.....The soundscape of urban music maybe offers a new text in a 'post-Bible' century???