Thursday, February 4, 2010

Great News in Black Music

I confess, even though I am a blogger, I can be completely unaware of stuff going on around me. I often argue there's just too much to know out there. One can't possibly be informed of everything. But I found out two things today that made me just absolutely ecstatic.

First, VH1 is prepared to air a documentary commemorating the 40th anniversary of Soul Train next month--of course. Black History Month tokenism aside, I can't wait to see it. I wonder if Pooh will be up for a Soul Train Line. One can only hope.

And then at work today, Mozart informed me that there's a Broadway musical dedicated to one of my favorite musicians of all-time, Fela! (He was the third act in my fantasy birthday concert last year.)

I'd never even heard about it, and it's been on Broadway since November. Jay-Z and Will and Jada Pinkett-Smith are the producers. And it was off-Broadway for a year before that. How have I not heard of this?!

Hell, even the New York Times loved the damned thing. Well, I need to stop being a Zombie and get my Shuffering and Shmiling black ass up to New York!

Though I'm sure it's some Expensive Shit.


Folk said...

That sounds like it will be a great show! Thanks for the drop. I would have missed it.

Paula said...

Wow, how cool is that? I never look at VH1 but will for this show. Thanks, Bill.