‘We’ve Had Enough’: Twin Cities Reggae Musicians Join Forces For Song About Racial Injustice – WCCO
MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Artists in the Twin Cities reggae neighborhood have actually come together to make a video requiring social justice.
Throughout the chorus of his tune, “Enough,” Ryan Liestman sings, “It’s gonna get rough, it’s gonna be tough, we all agree we’ve had enough.”
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Liestman, who passes the phase name Rion, composed the tune with Michael Bland, a long time drummer for Prince.
Liestman wished to make a declaration about racial oppression. It was a message that spoke with Lynval Jackson, another reggae artist who sings in the video.
“Peter Tosh and Bob Marley, they were singing about these kind of injustices and now they’re happening, so I kind of grew up to see this kind of stuff,” Jackson stated.
The tune took a week to compose and another couple months to shoot and modify the video, which includes a number of Twin Cities areas.
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George Floyd Square and the cemetery there are the focus of the majority of the 2nd half of the video, as Liestman sings a few of the names, consisting of Philando Castile, Breonna Taylor and Floyd.
Consisting Of Liestman and Jackson, 7 reggae artists in the location sing in the video and are highlighted.
“Music, to me, is one of the greatest healers we have, especially in a situation like we’re dealing with now,” Liestman stated. “This is our way of communicating. We communicate by music.”
Liestman is preparing a complimentary, outside reggae show this summer season to benefit social justice triggers.
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Jobber Wiki author Frank Long contributed to this report.