#ForTheArt- an Ode To Creativity
For much of the past few years I have been thinking that art is the way to go. As a child I seemed more on track to become an academic but as I grow older its become obvious that the creative industries are where my real interest remains. I went to an Arts college, even though I didn’t do a standard art there, however I credit it with giving me an inside view of how and why art happens and also, how art is managed.
Relocating to Jamaica earlier this year after 4 years in New York affirmed my conviction that allowing someone to express themself is high up on the list of ‘Things That Make The World A Better Place’ and undoubtedly if anything else it just allows people to say what they mean (in everyday life) much better. This song by bredrin GITTY tells his own story of how writing his thoughts down positively impacted his life.
It’s a deep piece a music; Gitty gives art the role of an absent father which could not have been a simple undertaking for a child to do; and without proper direction, how many of our youths will actually see the value in keeping a channel of creation open (this is why I love Manifesto|Jamaica). In the same breath, his art turns into the child that is loved:
It’s a charge to those with the knowledge and skills to do something about the situation:
“But I refuse to see a generation burn and left to fumes/like what…we can do not nothing but lose?/fast paced we can’t cruise/ Rest.. but don’t snooze/Middle finger high, take ‘em to school/but we don’t give a fuk about the rules”
It all comes up to the same thing though; art as an important resource to human life
I might just be rambling on but this is what proper music does to me and im all ‘FOR THE ART’