JUSTIN JOHNSON > One of the world’s leading ambassadors for the homegrown music movement

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justin“The Blues and Roots music blossomed from cultures that vehemently punished those who would create art which challenged the oppressive nature of their society.”

Roots music and culture has taught me that a genuine passion for artistic self-expression cannot be contained or repressed. The Blues and Roots music blossomed from cultures that vehemently punished those who would create art which challenged the oppressive nature of their society. Poverty, racism, and classism aimed to silence any challenging ideas from reaching a mainstream audience, but it only served to fan the flames of passion in those who felt the inspiration to create music. For this reason, the music of the oppressed becomes more emotionally charged than it would be otherwise. This fact serves as a constant inspiration when dealing with the inevitable challenges of making a living through creating art without succumbing of the pressures of societal or commercial norms.

Denne er en del av intervjuen til Justin Johnson av Michael Limnios (takk for det, guyz!). Read more here 😉

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