Tuesday, June 15, 2021

Cultural Appropriation.

Dear Friends,

I have been an interesting conversation about cultural appropriation recently.  I don't know if this happens to you, but words that people say often stay with me, for months, years, forever; and they shape my thoughts ever and anon. 

So, what to do with this song, Apache, by The Shadows?  I offer you this bit of reading on the topic of cultural appropriation in pop music; and now that you have read it, you can decide what should be done with the song, in a cover version by The Ventures.  Or try this one.  And this one.  One more?

I think what I would do, is apologize, publicly retract the title, and choose a new one for it:  How about "Reparation?"