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Dr. Cornel West on the Blues

Tue, Nov 5, 2013

"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.

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