Amy’s music is personal to the extreme. She lived the life she expressed in her songs. Her inner eye recorded all her feelings and emotions which she put into poetry, and the lyrics of her songs. Jazz was the vehicle, the means, the meme, to carry and translate the subtleties of her thoughts and feelings into music. It could only have been Jazz. No other genre could have encompassed her talent and creativity.
In his latest release ‘Migration Blues’ (2017) Eric Bibb - 2017 Grammy nominee in the best traditional Blues album category - draws a parallel between the former African-American share-croppers leaving the segregation and misery of the Southern USA for the industrial cities of the North, and the current migratory movement to Europe of the refugees from the Middle East. Talking about the Blues.
Roger Waters addressed the UN Security Council via video link. He spoke for the “voiceless” masses around the world who wanted peace and a secure life, and blasted arms manufacturers for profiting from war.