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Under African Skies

Paul Simon’s Graceland Journey 

Tonight I saw a wonderful documentary about Paul Simon’s album, Graceland and the concert he put on with the original recording band to celebrate it’s 25th anniversary. It discussed the controversy surrounding the recording of the album and the subsequent tour (during both, South African musicians were breaking the ANC’s cultural boycott during the apartheid).

While discussing all of this, the documentary really clearly spoke to the universal power of music, and by showing clips of the original recording sessions, it breathed a whole new life into Graceland. I feel like I’ll forever listen to the songs with new ears. A true must-see for any Paul Simon fan.

Under African Skies
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Lyric Of The Week

Paul Simon – “Under African Skies”

In anticipation of seeing Paul Simon live in concert this coming Wednesday night, I’ve been listening to a lot of his music – really diving in and listening intently, with all of my attention. What’s most powerful to me, is always his words. And I’m constantly discovering more amazing songwriting as I listen again and again.

“This is the story of how we begin to remember
This is the powerful pulsing of love in the vein
After the dream of falling and calling your name out
These are the roots of rhythm
and the roots of rhythm remain.

Paul Simon

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