Hi friends, as I mentioned a couple days ago, I am attempting to wind and pare down some of my Dance as Discourse activities as part of transitioning back to work and school. However, I have to admit: this is going to be a lot tougher than I expected. I am at a point in my journey where I have to give less of myself toward a project that has kept me joyful and literally alive and functioning these last few months to, instead, begin the preparations that would see me in a setting where people may have a harder time seeing the small things I try to do to bring or facilitate joy, liberation, and awareness. In contrast, so many of you have publicly and privately shared that the dance videos and posts have inspired, motivated, instructed, comforted, and/or energized you in some way. Your words of solidarity and gratitude will be the pillows I lay on at night, especially on the days most devoid of love; thank you for sharing them.
To continue building with and showing appreciation toward my community, my Black August post today includes another list of Black musicians I danced, smiled, and/or floated to during a dance session. Whereas the post from Friday was just reggae artists, this crosses genres and includes Afrobeat and Neo-soul artists. This is far from a complete list, but since a common type of inquiry or request over the last few months has been to identify the artists I’m dancing to, I want to share whatever I can. You’ll also see that I have provided two YouTube links, and names of “stations” in Pandora that also helped satisfy my dance needs. I hope this helps if you were curious! Sunshine and laughter. – Reza Rites
P.S. Dancing today at 11:30am (EST) if you want to sync up.
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