New Song dedicated to all male youth and Tem Blessed’s 3 sons. Amazing production by SoNick adds the perfect beat to Tem Blessed’s lyrics. Each verse speaks to the fatherly wishes and potential of every child. Fresh and relevant “Just Begun” is a must listen for anyone who loves music and real lyrics.
Saturday – October 19, 2013 – Spoken Word / Performance PowerShift 2013 - Philadelphia PA-
Monday – October 21, 2013 - Spoken Word Performance / Lecture - Bridgwater State University- Bridgewater MA-
Friday – October 25, 2013 – Performance W/ Blest Energy (Cita-Light, Chrome, Calvin, Matt Antunes, Manny, Rico and Nadia) - Connecting For Change Conference- Downtown New Bedford MA-
Saturday – November 9, 2013 – Lecture / Spoken Word Performance- Environmental Justice Forum- Providence RI-
New video about following your dreams. Having to take to the road and go outside your comfort zone. Nothing can stop you if you are aware, focused, willing to work hard and not willing to give up. Featuring Nadia. Produced by Jay Beats.
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Happy Mother’s Day to my Mom and yours.
Here’s a link to a song I wrote for Mama.
LoVe you Ma!
Tem Blessed will be speaking tonight as a guest-panelist for a forum on Eco-Justice Education, which will be held April 22, 2013, 5:00-8:00PM at Third Eye Unlimited, 28 Union St. New Bedford, MA.
He will be speaking on climate change and how he has used Hip-Hop to help raise awareness and inspire action through music. The purpose of this event is to engage the community in an effort to cross cultural borders, “moving outside one’s comfort zone”.
Conversations from these forums are the beginning to an ongoing dialogue of educational matters in hopes of developing solutions among those affected by today’s education system.
This event is free and open to the public.
For more info please contact: Joel A. Singer (774)-678-5084
Peace My Peoples,
Check out this recent interview I did in Blue Mountains, NY.
I am the Bee. Written by Tem Blessed. Shot in Sao Vicente, Cape Verde West Africa in 2012 documents the Colony Collapse Disorder that is taking place here bees are not returning to their hives.
I am the Bee/ Pollinate truth if you choose to see/ Pollinate the youth to truly be Free/ Pollinate loVe/ Let’s all Agree/ I am the Bee (x2)
Keystone species we need these Bees/ Honey… they pollinate most things you eat/ Funny…they do this for free without a fee/ Billions in produce produced nationally/ Now millions of bees have abandoned their hives/ If they disappear in 4 years human race will die/ That’s a quote from the famous scientist Einstein/ It’s logical to anyone with half a mind man/ Its horrible were you think you gone run and hide/ It’s possible for us to combine and stop these lies/ Respect all lives/ Wherever it resides/ Whether plant, algae, bacteria or fungi/ That’s right/ It’s time for us to vocalize/ Cuz if the Bees die…then we too die/ That’s right it’s time for us to strategize/ Cuz if the Bees die…then we too die
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Amazing place. Magical on many levels. The people, the land the the Aloho spirit will not be forgotten any time soon. Mahalo
Django- “The D is silent.” What an amazing movie and experience. As an African-American, anytime I get to see a slave master get whipped by a slave I get a strong sense that justice has finally been achieved, even if it’s only in film form. It was great to see true Art in the form of, a captivating story, hilarious dialogue and a genuine friendship between a former slave and a German bounty hunter, who detests slavery. It was intriguing and refreshing in the sense that it wasn’t one of those over done Hollywood black and white buddy movies. Dr. King Schultz, a dentist turned bounty hunter, played by Christoph Waltz, really wanted to empower, the self empowered runaway slave, Django, played by Jamie Foxx. There was a mentor/friendship relationship that was built on respect and purpose. In an age where it was illegal for black slaves to be married, Django is on a mission to save his wife Broomhilda, played by Kerry Washington. In order to achieve these overwhelming odds against him, Django must use his intelligence, acting abilities, guidance from his new friend and gun slinging skills to achieve freedom for him and his wife.
The characters in the film were quite memorable from the super Uncle Tom character played by Samuel L. Jackson to the wicked plantation owner Calvin Candie, played by Leonardo DiCaprio. Both giving powerful sometimes comical Oscar worthy performances.
America and the world needs more movies like Django Unchained. Movies that tell a history that often times goes untold. A terrible time in American history but also a time of heroes and sheroes who fought on a personal and institutional level towards freedom and equality. Now more then ever main stream media needs stories that tell of personal risk and sacrifice towards achieving a common good.
Some have criticized the film for the use of the word nigger. To have a story set in the south two years before the Civil War and to not use the word would be an injustice to the authenticity of the ugly reality of that age and arguable even today. This 6 letter word optimizes the horror of lynching, Jim Crow, the terrorist organization know as the Klu Klux Klan and racism. I am thankful to the courage of writer and director Quinten Tarantino to take on this subject and to tell it in a dramatic and artistic manner. Bravo!
I give Django Unchained 5 Fists in the air! (5 Stars). A must see for fans of film maker Quinten Tarantino, American history enthusiasts and social justice advocates.