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Durga McBroom - Singer, Songwriter - Pandemic, Riots, and Murder Hornets - The perfect cradle for creativity

June 22, 2020

Singer Songwriter and Actress Durga McBroom has performed backing vocals for Pink Floyd and is a member of the house music band Blue Pearl, best known for their hit single "Naked in the Rain". She’s also a badass and activist who speaks out against racism around the world. Never one to shy away from a challenge, Durga finds this unrest a good time to be a passionate creative. She talks about her formation as an artist and how encountering racism at a young age pushed her toward a different path. 

A note to listeners: this episode contains adult language and themes. 

Durga and I met when I was directing her for this music video in the desert.

In educating ourselves on race in America, Durga recommends the documentary, Lalee's Kin,

the book White Fragility: Why it's so hard for white people to talk about racism

the article Black Crime Rates When the Numbers Aren't Neutral

the Ava Duvernay documentary 13th.

I recommend The Case For Reparations by Ta-Nehisi Coates