The tough life that Gil Scott-Heron
endured as a child shaped his life.
Heron's son Gil Scott-Heron
was a revered musician, recording classics like Lady Day And John Coltrane, The Revolution Will Not Be Televised and The Bottle during his 70s heyday.
American-born Allers is a filmmaker and music producer whose collaborators include the late spoken-word poet Gil Scott-Heron
. During their decade of eclectic, soul-fueled, foot-stomping funk, the three DJs have revolutionized the alternative party scene in Lebanon.
The performers who refused to play South Africa, for example, Bob Dylan, Gil Scott-Heron
, and Peter Garrett were lauded in the same document.
A poet at the time, the late Gil Scott-Heron
, not only captured the zeitgeist of that historic period, but the esprit de corps that became evident everywhere.
She added: "By cancelling this show, Gil is in the good company of many world-renowned artists who have refused to art-wash Israel's regime of oppression, including Lorde, Lauryn Hill, Elvis Costello, Brian Eno, the late Gil Scott-Heron
, Faithless, Roger Waters, among many others.
That point was made plain in 1970 by the poet Gil Scott-Heron
, on his record Whitey On the Moon, which criticised the US for spending millions to send men on a pointless moon adventure while the country's inner cities languished: I can't pay no doctor bills But whitey's on the moon Ten years from now I'll be payin' still While whitey's on the moon.
TheSistah influences range from Coco Taylor, Amel Larrieux and Phyllis Hyman to Seal, Lenny Kravitz, Caron Wheeler, Stevie Wonder and Gil Scott-Heron
after rereading Gil Scott-Heron
's "Winter in America"
Here, Lapthisophon shifted his gaze to the United States, as indicated by the title's quotation of the coda to Gil Scott-Heron
's "Comment #1," 1970, a seething statement on the contradictions within the American civil rights movement, and particularly those of the young white marchers who championed it.
Then there was Curtis Mayfield, Gil Scott-Heron
, David Bowie, The Clash, James, The Smiths, Ian Dury, Parliament Funkadelic, the Stone Roses - artists that magically connected with an audience.
Little Dragon, Sade, Gotye, Rachelle Ferrell, Gil Scott-Heron
, Angelique Kidjo.