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The Making of Strange Fruit (Class of 2013)

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"In creating the piece entitled Behind the Making of Strange Fruit (Class of 2013), my intention was twofold. One reason was to draw attention to the social justice issues that continue to plague society even in the year 2013. There is a clear connection between the racially motivated crimes Billie Holiday sang of and the cases Jasiri extracted from today's news media. I wanted to visually make the connection for the viewer. Secondly, I wanted to showcase an artist and his motivation behind bringing these issues to the forefront musically. Seeing Jasiri's motivation bring this piece to fruition inspired me to do more and to use my own God given talents to do so. My hope is that his work and the motivation behind it will challenge us all to do more or at the very least support and artist who does." -HauteMuslim
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"In creating the piece entitled Behind the Making of Strange Fruit (Class of 2013), my intention was twofold. One reason was to draw attention to the social justice issues that continue to plague society even in the year 2013. There is a clear connection between the racially motivated crimes Billie Holiday sang of and the cases Jasiri extracted from today's news media. I wanted to visually make the connection for the viewer. Secondly, I wanted to showcase an artist and his motivation behind bringing these issues to the forefront musically. Seeing Jasiri's motivation bring this piece to fruition inspired me to do more and to use my own God given talents to do so. My hope is that his work and the motivation behind it will challenge us all to do more or at the very least support and artist who does." -HauteMuslim Show less
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