Archive for the MODERN DAY STORYTELLING Category
HEY!! Thanks for dropping in to the “Security” blog. Zena here. As a writer and performer of this phenomenon called the “one woman show”, I had to take some time out today to big up a man who inspired me soooooo much. If anyone who is considering a life as a spoken word artist and wants to contribute to their community through the art of spoken word, theatre and rap, this guy is definitely someone to study. As a modern day storyteller and “Griot”, he is the epitome; actor, rapper, playwright, mentor.
Will Power. Name alone makes you wanna know more. Well, hit the vid links and the peep the website to see why I’m ravin’ about the man. What’s a Griot? (Gree-yot or Gree-yoh) “Griots are also orators, lyricists and musicians and they train to excel in all three art forms.” To find out a more click here.
This video is wicked because the character is an super cool agony uncle from back in the day. Everyone should have one of them. Click here for WILL POWER IS “OLD SCHOOL RAPPER”: LITTLE SISTER.
Now this video is good for those people who wants to get a quick culture hit on the connection between rap and Greek mythology. “Is there one?”, I hear you say. Let Will break it down for you. Click to here to WATCH WILL SPEAK ON BEING A MYTHOLOGICAL RAPPER ON THE BILL MYERS SHOW.
And DEFINITLEY check the articles on his website: WWW.WILLPOWER.TV
I did find this newspaper article. This is something I feel very strongly about. I see too may of these things and though I can appreciate the sentiment, i do not appreciate the reasons for why they are there. Its like they catching like some kind of flu. No. I don’t like it. I don’ want to see it. This article wouldna be so sad if I didna agree wis the lady who wrote it. – Algernon
“One side effect of the recent spate of teenage knife crime has been the proliferation of roadside shrines to those killed.
Recently I passed the spot where Ben Kinsella died,
where there is an arresting display of flowers, banners and soft toys.
Such tributes are now a depressingly familiar sight.”