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Monday, January 09, 2006

Take Me Money And Run Venezuela

Jamaican-American singer and longtime activist Harry Belafonte has been in the news since making this unambiguous declaration to Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez in a broadcast on Sunday:
No matter what the greatest tyrant in the world, the greatest terrorist in the world, George W. Bush says, we're here to tell you: Not hundreds, not thousands, but millions of the American people... support your revolution. We respect you, admire you, and we are expressing our full solidarity with the Venezuelan people and your revolution.
This is not an especially surprising sentiment coming from Belafonte, but it still makes me smile to hear the old guy being so fiery. Can't say I listen much to his music these days, but I credit a scratchy "Best of Harry Belafonte" LP I got for a quarter in a junk shop when I was little with beginning my lifelong obsession with Caribbean music. I still have that LP somewhere. Tonight I'll put it on, jump in the line, and rock my body in time. Viva la revolucion!

3 Comments:

Anonymous Renae said...

Aww! I love Harry Belafonte!
Remember, he had a song on Beetlejuice, after all! :-)

3:46 AM  
Anonymous siebe said...

Great post Jacob. I'll do the same tonight.

12:52 PM  
Anonymous Adrian said...

Hi! I'm just wondering where you got that picture of Belafonte. Is it a LP cover? Do you know where I can find it in bigger size?

Adrian
(adrian.waltl at telia.com)

3:06 PM  

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