'Excellence is a form of protest' ...

Musicians, singers, artists of all sorts - watch this! This simple justification of artistic excellence as a form of protest is utterly brilliant.

It puts my values into words so well. And these ideas apply to any institutionalized art, and especially art done by minority groups.

I’ve had my issues with Marsalis in the past, for the important strands of jazz his approach excludes. But here, he is truly a unifier. Regardless of art form or ethnicity, let’s all make great art in these untruthful times.

Charles BealeComment