זכרונות | Zichronot | Roots
The authentic individual is neither an end nor a beginning but a link between ages, both memory and expectation...To us, recollection is a holy act; we sanctify the present by remembering the past. To us Jews, the essence of faith is memory.
To believe is to remember.
–abraham joshua Heschel
wrestling with our past
Strange Fruit, a song about lynchings in the south, was written by the Jewish song-writer Abel Meeropol and performed most famously by Billie Holiday. Strange Fruit has been sampled most notably by Kanye West.
Hip Hop stands on the foundation of songs like Strange Fruit, a musical wrestling with life's most painful realities. Today's Hip Hop continues the tradition of moral prophecy. As you listen, unleash your emotions.