Monday, February 14, 2011

Talented Woman Wins Grammy: World Reacts In Confusion

Congratulations to Esperanza Spalding and her Best New Artist Grammy award.  Spalding beat out Florence & the Machine, Mumford & Sons and two artists I can't stand, Drake & Justin Bieber, for the win.  Sadly, her win has caused people around the world to wonder "Who the hell is Esperanza Spalding?".  Well, she is a singer-song writer, plays many instruments, produces and arranges and was the youngest instructor at the Berklee College of Music and is a big seller in Jazz genre. Bonus: Look at her, she's gorgeous!  What a sweet fro!  Here she is performing at the White House:

It's kind of pathetic that a lot of media people can't seem to comprehend that a musician and not a brand could win this award and even worse was the reaction of Bieber's fans.  Many of them threatened to kill Spalding on her Twitter account, Classy!  But at least they can use the excuse that they're children.  I was dismayed when I went to a cosmetic blog I regularly read today and was so disappointed to find the white bloggers making fun of her afro and calling her Esperanza Balding which doesn't even make any sense! I get the behaviour of tweens, stupid as they can be but this sort of thing coming from adults is too much.  It's bad enough that many black women reject their own natural hair (I'm guilty of it too!) but it certainly isn't these bloggers place to comment  on  this sensitive culture issue that doesn't have anything to do with them.

So keep doing what you're doing Esperanza!  Hopefully the rest of the world will come around...

Sunday, February 6, 2011

RIP Lovely Lady :(