"Blues is about resistance, blues is about overcoming, it's about prevailing, it's about persisting.
"But because it's tragic-comic, there's no triumph, as it were."
Princeton's Dr. Cornel West answers the question "What is the blues?" with catastrophe, compassion, the necessity of finding one's own voice, the impossiblity of a blue prodigy, and much more.
Meditate on the meaning of the blues yourself—Blues for Smoke fills the galleries of the Wex through December 29.
Video from MOCAtv.