30代のじぶん探し。

見たもの、考えたことや感じたことを記し続けることで、知らないじぶんが見えてくると信じている30台のじぶん掘り下げ日記。

Commonを是非聴いてほしい

Commonという超シブいアーティストがいる。

コモン - Wikipedia

 

もう45歳というベテランの彼なのだけれど、初めて聴く人はいわゆる「ラッパー」ね、という印象が一番強く残ると思う。

でも、彼の曲の真骨頂というべきジャジーなトラックが本当に心地よいんです。

管楽器や弦楽器の生演奏が好きな人にも受け入れやすいんじゃないかと思うんです。

 

Commonの音楽は時と場所を選ばない。

聴いた瞬間に心がスッと収まるというか、肩の力がフッと抜けるというか。

夜のドライブでかけるといつもの帰り道でも少し景色が違って見える。

 

私は上のウィキペディアに書かれている2005年の『be』というアルバムで初めて彼の曲をちゃんと聞いたので、自分が子供の頃にアイス・キューブビーフになったり改名をする羽目になったりというトピックは知らなかったな~。

 

人生山あり谷あり。この渋い声でグッと実感。

 

さて、このCommomの更にかっこよい映像を見つけました。

これに興味が湧いた方は、是非ここからCommomワールドにはまってほしいな。

 

youtu.be

 

October 4, 2016 by BOB BOILEN • We've never done a Tiny Desk Concert that wasn't behind my desk at NPR. But when the White House called and said they were putting on an event called South by South Lawn, a day-long festival filled with innovators and creators from the worlds of technology and art, including music, we jumped at the chance to get involved. We chose Common as the performer and the White House library as the space.

This Tiny Desk Concert was a convergence of art and soul, mixing politics with heart. Common's choice of songs dealt with incarceration as the new slavery, imagined a time where women rule the world and honored the man he looked up to all his life, his father. For this occasion Common put together a special six-piece band of close friends that includes the great Robert Glasper, with his eloquent and delicate touch, on keyboards and Derrick Hodge, whose music spans from hip-hop to folk and has made a big imprint on the world of jazz, on bass. Common also asked his longtime friend and collaborator Bilal to sing on two songs. The performance includes three brand new songs, along with one classic, "I Used To Love H.E.R."

Common was born on Chicago's South Side and grew up in President Obama's city. His rap career began in the early 1990s, back when he was known as Common Sense, and he's always taken on big ideas without easy answers in his songs, from abortion to social justice to the legacy of hip-hop itself. 25 years later, morality and responsibility continue to play significant roles in his songs. In 2015, he won an Academy Award alongside the singer John Legend for their song "Glory" from the movie Selma.

Common told us that he'd been invited to the White House many times before, including by Michelle Obama for a poetry reading back in 2011, but he was thrilled by the prospect of performing his music during Barack Obama's final months as president. One look at this Tiny Desk Concert and you'll see that thrill on his face and hear it throughout this magnificent performance on this very special day.

Common will release his 11th studio album, Black America Again, in November.

Set List:
"I Used To Love H.E.R."
"Letter To The Free"
"The Day The Women Took Over"
"Little Chicago Boy"

Credits:
Producers: Bob Boilen, Abby O'Neill, Niki Walker; Directors: Mito Habe-Evans, Niki Walker; Audio Engineers: Josh Rogosin, Kevin Wait; Videographers: Niki Walker, Mito Habe-Evans, Nick Michael, Cameron Robert, Nikki Boliaux; Animator: CJ Riculan; Supervising Producer: Jessica Goldstein; Executive Producer: Anya Grundmann; Photo: Becky Harlan/NPR.

 

 

Tiny Desk Concertってなに?と思って調べてみたらとっても分かりやすい記事があったので

www.m-on-music.jp

 

ブラックミュージックの敷居は高くない!色んな人に魅力を知ってもらいたい。