Baltimore Music Video
Posted by rpm
2015 looks a lot like 1968. RPM is helping to get a powerful music video on #BlackSpring in “BALTIMORE” from the forthcoming Nina Simone tribute album out into the world. It is an amazing example of the power of music to reflect turbulent times. We hope you will share it far and wide. Below please find some language that you can use. And a description that the artists wrote about the piece itself.
Sample Social media (copy or customize):
- 2015 = 1968? Powerful video on #BlackSpring in “BALTIMORE” from forthcoming #NinaSimone tribute album http://youtu.be/ibDGbxaIA00
- #NinaSimone’s #Baltimore, revisited by @jsullivanmusic pairs the spirit of 2015 & 1968 http://youtu.be/ibDGbxaIA00 #BlackSpring
From the Artists description of the project:
In the 1970’s the legendary artist and civil rights activist, Nina Simone released a song entitled “BALTIMORE.” It spoke to the challenges of urban living, particularly for people of color.
Earlier this year, a group of recording artists, including Nina’s daughter Lisa Simone, Mary J Blige, Common, Ms. Lauryn Hill, Gregory Porter, Alice Smith and Andra Day amongst others, gathered to pay homage to Nina by covering many of her songs for a Tribute album to accompany the first ever comprehensive documentary on the enigmatic singers life entitled “What Happened, Miss Simone”. Available on Netflix June 26
Philadelphia native Jazmine Sullivan recorded a chilling rendition of “BALTIMORE”.
No one could have predicted the current events leading up to the untimely death of Freddie Gray, an event that lead to civil unrest, riots, widespread protest and the city of Baltimore literally being brought to its knees.
2015 looks a lot like 1968. Another black man dead in police custody….Another family grieving…Another city in turmoil.
IT MUST STOP!!