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A brilliant conversation about Michael Jackson's genius on Tavis Smiley sub ita.wmv
30/Jun/09: A brilliant conversation with two of America's most recognized critics on Michael Jackson's cultural and social impact both globally and specificially for Black people. "Michael Jackson fundamentally altered the terms of the debate about African American music. He was a chocolate, cherubic-faced genius with an African American halo. He was a kid who was capable of embodying all of the high possibilities and the deep griefs that besieged the African American psyche... for America to miss that is to miss the fact that Michael Jackson argued against the very deep and profound bowels of White supremacy in the belly of American political culture... The reality is Michael Jackson's humanity is so deep, the implications and inferences of his art so monumentally and magnificently global, that nothing American television could do to besmirch his character could ever, if you will, deny the legitimate genius that he represents"
Coffee Break: Start with the Man in the Mirror or Beat It
It has been 11 years since Michael Jackson died but, in my humble opinion, his music remains relevant in every situation we are facing today. Let me tell you why. First a disclaimer: For Generation Z who are not old souls, you are not going to get this, so let me save you some reading time. Let’s start with the most obvious Jackson classic, Black or White. When I was a child, I so badly wanted to be the girl dancing Bharatanatyam with Jackson in front of a power plant (not that I knew any form of Indian classical dance — or any other dance form for the matter — or lived anywhere near a power plant, but one can dream). Now, as an adult, at a time when an African American — because of the colour of his skin — gets a knee placed on his neck for nine minutes by a police officer even though he pleads that he can’t breathe, and when an MP is told to put on some powder so that she is more visible in a dimly lit area, I know that Jackson’s song means so much more than my childhood fantasy.
VIDEO: China remembers Michael Jackson
August 12, 2020
MJJCN, the Chinese fan club just released a nice tribute video for Michael Jackson.
Showing fans at different locations in China blasting “Love Never Felt So Good”.
SPEECHLESS a tribute from the cast of Thriller Live
In 2010 six of our young MJ's and the cast of THRILLER LIVE recorded this tribute to Michael Jackson. We will never forget how everyone connected to the show felt that evening when we heard the news that the King of Pop had passed away.
The Lyric Theatre in the West End became a shrine to Michael's memory with fans all over the world leaving messages, flowers and pictures. And the show itself, born out of love for Michael in 2006, became an everlasting dedication to his genius on stage, as well as the love he spread of it.
? 11 years have now passed since Michael left us, but the music and magical memories live on...
We hope you enjoy this version of SPEECHLESS, and from the cast, crew and creatives at Thriller Live, we look forward to one day touring again and sharing Michael's legacy around the world.
Speechless – written & originally produced by Michael Jackson
Engineered, Mixed & Instruments by Dave Loughran
Vocal Arrangement & Hammond Organ by John Maher
Hope Lyndsey Plumb
MICHAEL JACKSON PHOTO
Dave Loughran & Adrian Grant