Ghanian-born lead singer of Soulfege, Derrick Ashong, aka DNA, waxed poetic in support for Obama’s presidential run at a recent rally in Hollywood, CA. DNA was interviewed, ok “ambushed” by an identified reporter only referred to as “Mike?” outside the Kodak Theatre. I am unsure what Mike’s motive’s were nor did I care for his interview tactics, but I don’t think that he was prepared to run into a lyrically-armed, Harvard-educated African.
There are also some answers offered to those who misinterpret Obama’s message of hope as “empty rhetoric”, yes we are looking at you Mr. Project Innovation.
We’ll do our best to follow up on the music of Soulfege and Derrick in short order. In the mean time, spread the word on this video and please sound off in the comments if you know any other African luminaries hiding in the West and in need of a stage. We’ll do our best to promote (and recruit) them to the cause.