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As to Taza Records, Kirubel said it is a joint project with an American friend, and that the label is designed to tap into the growing popularity of Ethiopian music outside the country. “The idea behind the label is to create a fair business model for the artists” he said. “While the core audience will be the Ethiopian community, we intend on servicing the music to mainstream outlets. There are many musicians out there who make the music, but the business is left on the table.”

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Towards the end of the 1980s and beginning of the 1990s, there was a rise in literature written by minorities: African American
The Classical understanding of the muses tripled their triad to nine goddesses who embody the arts and inspire creation through memorized and improvised singing, theater, writing, music, and dance.


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Chronology of 1990s American Culture Introduction: The Intellectual Context 1. Fiction and Poetry 2. Music and Radio 3. Film and Television 4. Art and Architechture
Interestingly, the unflinching consent to her trade does not leave evidence of strain or exhaustion on her music. In fact, it sounds as effortless as if she sat down at her piano and recorded in one go. Rather than frustrate her expression, the anxious and urgent call manifests itself as an element turned into art, a feeling that she simulates beautifully through jarring acoustics and abstract lyrics. For one, the title of her upcoming EP, Dark Blue, is a telling description of her music personified in a color. Ethereal and nuanced, dark if for no other reason than it is a deep-sea exploration of a shared human experience of ebbing and flowing emotions that are hidden under the surface of every day life.

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Baraka saw certain black writers as disrupting the essential and beautiful Black ArtsMovement of the 1960s and early 1970s. Baraka called these writers"capitulationists," and says their movement was simultaneous with and counter tothe Black Arts Movement. Baraka felt that the simultaneity was no accident. In his longessay "Afro-American Literature and the Class Struggle" in (Summer 1980), Baraka, for the first time, made several strong,personal attacks on Ishmael Reed, the fiction writer and poet, and also attacked severalblack female writers whom he felt fit into the capitulationist mold. And, again, Barakareiterated that he believes that the groundbreakers in the Black Arts Movement (amongthem, the new black aesthetic literary wing, including Addison Gayle, Houston Baker, andClarence Major) were doing something that was new, needed, useful, and black, and thosewho did not want to see such a flourishing of black expression were "appointed"to the scene to damage the movement.

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Ishmael Reed and Stanley Crouch both make the same kind of rah-rah speeches for the Black middle class. Reed, in fact, says that those of us who uphold Black working people are backwards ... Focus on the middle class, the property owners and music teachers, not the black masses (Ralph) Ellison tells us. This is the crowd giving us a history of the BLM [Black Liberation Movement] as a rags-to-riches, Horatio Alger tale in brownface, going off into the sunset and straight for Carter's cabinet or the National Book Award....

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In this difficult passage, Baraka was proposing (in typical 1960s rhetoric) specificand limited boundaries for acceptable art. Though a writer on all aspects of the BAM,Baraka's areas of greatest interest were the related arts of literatures and literarycriticism, and it was, indeed, the debate on the content of black letters that would fuelthe heat of the BAM from 1969 to its last official flickerings in 1974, when Baraka wrotehis amazing essay "Why I Changed My Ideology." After Baraka formally announcedthat he was a socialist, no longer a black nationalist, his guidelines for"valid" black writing changed, but his new requirements, with slightly differentemphases (liberation of an classes, races, genders) and a slightly different First Cause(Monopoly Capitalism), were as rigid as his prior requirements. And at this time, Barakawas powerful enough to influence others to codify his vision of acceptable art.

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Baraka also set up a dichotomy for a "white arts movement" and a "blackarts movement," but while defining the two--one would assume toward the end ofendorsing one or the other--Baraka shows only the failings of each and discusses hispoints of divergence from the "Black Aesthetic Crowd."