Okay, so Father’s Day and Juneteenth have aligned this year. Here is our opportunity to contribute to a GLOBAL celebration of BOTH!!!
For me, six months into the year has already felt like 12 months. I’m exhausted and need a little inspiration. I usually turn to music for inspiration.
The picture above is a screenshot from my Spotify app homepage. It promotes “New music from Black artists across the globe in celebration of Juneteenth.”
I listened to the playlist and quickly came to the conclusion that NO ONE with any understanding of Juneteenth was involved in compiling this playlist “celebrating” Juneteenth.
Don’t get me wrong, while I can definitely get my groove on listening to the playlist, the list fails to highlight black music rooted in a spirit of black liberation and family celebration!
Because of my disappointment with this list, I decided to create my own playlist that is open to the public. I’ve just begun to populate the list but I wanted to extend an invitation as soon as possible to others to add to the list.
I’m not super tech-savvy so I hope this works!
I’ve made this playlist “public” so others can listen and sign up as “collaborators” to add to the list. I believe the link below should give you access as a “collaborator.”
If this doesn’t work and others are aware of an easier way to make the list a collaborative project, please respond with a note.
Also, PLEASE respond to let me know what you think of this project!
Let’s work together to provide an inspiring Father’s Day and Juneteenth for one another!!
Here’s the LINK
Much love! Happy Father’s Day and Juneteenth!!