A Tale Of Three Loves With Ian Kamau

Yesterday I made an incredible find.

So hosting Ian Kamau at July’s Word N Sound Xtra was one of the highlights for the year. In the run up to the show I fully immersed myself in his work and loved every bit of it.

I fell most in love with his ‘Vol. 3 – Love And Other Struggles’ mixtape. (Get it here is you have yet ). Track 9 is a very short cover track, ‘The Girl’, that had me almost begging for more. Yesterday I stumbled onto three video interpretations of the song that Kamau produced.

Each video explored a different kind of love in such simple ways it had me in awe. So I had to share.

When I’m old and grey I hope to see many more couples my age in love, holding hands and yes, even kissing in public – but lets not have any full all making out, that could be a little awkward…maybe. I don’t see very many old couples and even fewer elderly couples who are still visibly affectionate so this video was really endearing.

Hey man it’s a little boy helping his mom to bake, who wouldn’t love that. Although I think if it had been a black man and his son, that would have added a lot more to the story. But that’s also coz I’m fascinated by the relationship between black fathers and their children.

The video ends with a url: http://www.88days.ca, do what I did, visit the site. I love bumping into new music and when it has a whole community of creative behind it, it’s even more of a trip.

“88 Days Of Fortune is a Toronto based, grass roots, queer, trans and straight identifified, music and multimedia collective. As a community driven, youth-led organization, our mission is to support collective members to develop their creative and artistic practices through: Providing a platform to showcase their art, creating independent music videos, producing and recording albums, touring, peer mentorship and more.”

Sharing is caring so if you bump into anything cool, do the right thing. 😉 Share your cool finds on our Facebook page: Word N Sound Poetry and Live Music Series or on Twitter: @WordNSound

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