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“…the Peace Poets…, penned “I Can’t Breathe” to be performed during rallies. The simplicity of the song not only makes it easy for the everyday protestor to pick up immediately and repeat in march after march, but the very presence of the song indicates that we are in the midst of a movement in the making, one that needs its own voice and accompanying songs.”
“The Peace Poets have a unique way of creating a space where young men can be authentic, comfortable and vulnerable at the same time. Unapologetic about their own personal experience. I have never seen that…”.
“Music is considered not just a soundtrack or backdrop to this movement, but a core driving force to connect, inspire and share the stories of people across circumstances. A concept known as “theo-musicology” provided the framework not only for We Are Here, but links an artist such as Maxwell to political, spoken word performers such as The Peace Poets to the all-female Sweet Honey in the Rock.”
“The Peace Poets were clearly the elder statesmen of this scene, delivering the most complete experience of all the performers. Using the hallmarks of a classic hip-hop group performance such as synchronicity, group adlibs and “call and response,” The Peace Poets catapulted the event’s pensive energy to a full-on celebration of the progressive spirit the show embodied.”