MK-O : TRANSFIGURATION [2011]

Ένα κομμάτι από το Blues For The White Nigger, τρίτο μας άλμπουμ ως MK-O. Κυκλοφόρησε το 2011 από την Puzzlemusik.
A piece from
Blues For The White Nigger, our third album as MK-O. It was released in 2011, by Puzzlemusik.

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  1. Timothy Price January 8, 2022 at 6:11 pm

    I like your illegal title. Plenty of those kind of people giving us the blues these days.

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    1. Oannes January 9, 2022 at 12:29 pm

      This was a “concept album” about the way negro culture was used for manipulation / marginalization of white audiences. And the role of the “Internet” as a capstone to all this.
      Nothing against negro culture itself, which we happen to love and know quite well. But the adoption of the negro slave [descendant] as a metaphor for marginalized people through the adoption of his music culture as a canon, is part of the process which has led to the current state of things.

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  2. Liz Gauffreau January 9, 2022 at 3:27 pm

    Thank you for posting a piece from the album. I was very curious after seeing the cover.

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  3. Resa January 9, 2022 at 10:52 pm

    This is like a magic metamorphosis.
    I have this CD. Thank you, for the gift.

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  4. Earthpages.org January 10, 2022 at 6:13 pm

    An interesting listen. My feeling about any kind of alleged cultural ‘appropriation’ or ‘misappropriation’ is that it happens all the time across all cultures. So why target one group and not another? When we treat one particular group with ‘kid gloves’ we are really sending the unspoken message that they are inferior and deserve or need special treatment.

    To me, that is an insult and only serves to reinforce any existing inequalities and injustices.

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    1. Oannes January 10, 2022 at 6:48 pm

      If “alleged” cultural appropriation and misappropriation happens all the time, should we ever talk about it? Should we start from somewhere?
      Don’t we all know that rock culture owes a lot, if not everything, to the blues culture?
      And how speaking about negro culture as something I love and know quite well becomes “targeting” and “insulting” this particular group?

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  5. Earthpages.org January 10, 2022 at 7:02 pm

    I hope my message was not lost in the language difference. One problem with talking about it is the real world repercussions that can arise. But I try… I totally believe in free speech, cultural modificatoins, etc. Another problematic area I have seen in the news is non-Asians ‘appropriating’ Kung Fu stereotypes. So Asians do not appropriate non-Asian stereotypes? Cummon…

    We are on the same page here. Just wanna make that clear!

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