Another amazing pop culture event in America, which draws the attention of millions of viewers at home and worldwide, forgets to support freedom struggles worldwide.
The celebrants at the Nokia Theater and Staples Center produced an immense show thanks to so many talents, including the competing artists, their staff, producers and also and mostly the genius technicians, the real makers of the shows. But again, while many statements were made about humanity, almost nothing was uttered about the freedom suffering of millions around the world.
The Grammy went silent on the mass killings in Syria at the hands of the regime and the Jihadists, on the brutal terror in Iraq, on assassinations in Lebanon, on the oppression in Iran, where thousands of artists are denied their fundamental rights, where minorities activists, gays and students are executed.
The Grammy event ignored the Egyptian artists and singers who mobilized millions of non violent marchers who opposed women’s discrimination. No serious words about the forgotten people of North Korea, Cuba, or the violence in Nigeria. Nada. The biggest musical celebration on the Planet that forgets that half the globe cannot celebrate free music.
Having said that, “Skyfall” is my choice…Great music, voice and title appropriate to world events in 2014…
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