Rev. Sekou & The Holy Ghost Raise A Banner For Change With 'We Comin'
While you could be forgiven for thinking that it is a case of 'never the twain shall meet' when it comes to music and politics in the current musical climate, Rev. Sekou & The Holy Ghost are here to remind you of just how potent that combination can be. The union of author, documentary filmmaker, public intellectual, organizer, pastor and theologian Rev. Osagyefo Uhuru Sekou and bassist, author and educator Jay-Marie Hill, Rev. Sekou & The Holy Ghost are here to stir the souls of those willing to stand up to injustice and oppression with their incendiary brand of 'protest music for the masses'. Drawing on their deeply personal commitment to political and social activism in pursuit of justice in terms of economic, racial and gender politics, the duo have marked the #ReclaimMLK direct action of the #BlackLivesMatter movement with the fiery, gospel/soul call to arms that is 'We Comin'.
Powered by the ebullient vigor of a harmonica, B3 Hammond organ and the brassy swell of the Saint Boogie Brass Brand, and with Hill laying the groove on bass, Rev. Sekou utters a powerful cry for change with an unrestrained passion and urgency. Closing out the song with 'I hear freedom in the air', Rev. Sekou's soulful sermonizing raises a revolutionary banner for 'black, brown and poor lives everywhere', in line with their mantra that 'our music is for them. Our music is for us. We see y'all. We are y'all. Let's get free'.