#BlackLivesMatter in New Take on Billie Holiday’s ‘Strange Fruit’

Last month, I shared with you a post on artists using their talent to address the current spate of police brutality and general racial injustice that smears this country’s history. In that post, I shared that my friend, singer Colie Williams, had chosen to do a remake of Billie Holiday’s song “Strange Fruit” as she has likened the present-day continual killing of Black people in this country to the early 20th century when lynchings of Black people were both legal and commonplace. She asked me to make a video of her remake after I did the behind-the-scenes video showing the making of the remake. Here is the video below. Feel free to share widely. Performance credits are at the end of the video. Credits for footage used that I did not shoot is listed under the video on the YouTube page where the video is found.

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  1. Reblogged this on TheButtaFlyMovement~Holistic Healing, Massage and Empowerment~ and commented:
    Creativ and #ity expressed in for form, advocating for any platform of #balance and #justice…GIVES ME LIFE!

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