PRIMO MAGGIO VIRTUALE | MoMa



"I wanted this exhibition to focus on what the migration did in transforming American culture. That it brought southern sounds up and southern music and southern sermons and southern cadences and speech and integrated them into a modern, urban American culture. And out of that came blues. And out of that came jazz. And out of that came scores of new genres and landmark works. And I think that if you bring all of this together into one space, you get a sense of what this terrain is. How it serves as a crucible for much of what we think of modern American culture today."



C'è il sole. E quello non ce lo toglie nessuno. C'è il mare. E quello non ce lo toglie nessuno.
C'è la Festa del lavoro. E anche senza lavoro non ce la toglie nessuno. Manca la possibilità di viaggiare?  Mancano i soldi?Manca un amico con cui partire?
Ecco la mia proposta per un Primo Maggio Virtuale.
Vi invito al MoMA alla bellissima mostra di Jacob Lawrence.
Il tema è di grande attualità: One-Way Ticket Jacob Lawrence’s Migration Series
Entrate (gratis!) e buon divertimento.
Io vi lascio con una poesia di Langston Hughes, che potrete anche ascoltare.
Buon viaggio, buon primo maggio.


One-Way Ticket
I pick up my life
And take it with me
And I put it down in
Chicago, Detroit,
Buffalo, Scranton,
Any place that is 
North and East—
And not Dixie.
I pick up my life
And take it on the train
To Los Angeles, Bakersfield,
Seattle, Oakland, Salt Lake,
Any place that is 
North and West—
And not South.
I am fed up
With Jim Crow laws,
People who are cruel
And afraid,
Who lynch and run,
Who are scared of me
And me of them.
I pick up my life
And take it away
On a one-way ticket—
Gone up North,
Gone out West,
Gone!

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