Archives du mot-clé Michael Jackson

Michael Jackson and Siedah Garrett

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« I had been a Jackson 5 fan my entire life. In fact, during my childhood, Michael Jackson was my play husband. I began to love Michael when he became a solo artist, and I really fell in love with him when he decided to record my song. It was then that I realized that he was more socially conscious than anyone had given him credit for. When I met MJ, I remember him being really down-to-earth. He was so cool, so unexpectedly approachable. He was very serious about his craft, but, when not working, he was fun, relaxed, engaging, ridiculously creative, extremely aware of world issues, and a true artist in every sense of the word. »
Siedah Garret/ Co-writer of the song Man in the mirror

Michael Jackson and Stevie Wonder

« I first met Michael when I was in Detroit. He came to Motown, and they were talking about this boy from Gary, Ind., and the Jackson 5, and everyone was excited. He was a little boy then. He would always come into the studio curious about how I worked and what I did. « How do you do that? » « Why do you do that? » I think he understood clearly from seeing various people do the music scene that it definitely took work. He must have been around 9 or 10 then, and I definitely felt that he would be someone. You heard the voice, and all he could do was grow. And that’s what he did.
I remember playing air hockey one time, and we were going back and forth. I play air hockey on the side as opposed to the end of the table because it’s more accessible for me to really understand what’s happening. He said, « Oh, you’re cheating. » And I said, « Aw, I’m not cheating, come on. » And we went on and on for hours, just playing air hockey and being silly. He had a childlike heart. And that was very, very impressive to me. At the end of the day, we’re all human beings, and for those who can’t see that it is possible for a man who’s an adult to have a childlike spirit, it doesn’t mean that they’re weird, it doesn’t mean they’re a freak or whatever ridiculous things people say. We have all kinds of people in the world. The most important thing is that your heart is in a good place. »

Stevie Wonder

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About me

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Name : Adina

Origin : Senegalese

Favourite singers : Michael Jackson, Donny Hathaway, Phyllis Hyman,  Bob Marley, Tupac Shakur, Stevie Wonder, Sam Cooke,  Marvin Gaye, Aretha Franklin, Anita Baker, Natalie Cole, J. Blackfoot, James Brown, The O’Jays, Gap Band, Bobby Womack, Whitney Houston, Patti Labelle, Nayanka Bell, Angelique Kidjo, KRS One, Lauryn Hill…

Favorite books : The miseducation of a Negro by Carter G. Woodson, Brainwashed by Tom Burell, The immortal life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca  Skloot, Marcus Garvey’s speeches, The autobiography of Malcolm X by Malcolm X and Alex Haley…

Favorite colors : red, gold and black

Favorite quotes :

– By any means necessary.

Children hold on to your dreams, believe in love, let love be the light to show the way, and love will shine on you one day.

– Each one, teach one.

– Float like a butterfly, sting like a bee.

Hobbies : Reading, cooking and writing

Heroes : My mother , Marcus Garvey, Sojourner Truth, Malcolm X, Martin Luther King, Michael Jackson, Muhammad Ali, Harriet Tubman, Patrice Lumumba, Thomas Sankara, Amilcar Cabral, Web Du Bois…

Michael we miss you!

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Michael left us 4 years ago. He brought so much to this world. he fought for a better world and wanted only the best things for this planet. He hated war, violence, racism, he was a very kind hearted man. Music fans were left stunned and terribly saddened by the loss of an artist whose lyrics impacted and inspired so many people. He brought us all together using what he had to inspire and move people to do something for a better mankind. There will never be another Michael Jackson, he wanted to heal the world with his music, on his ways he succeed by reaching the heart of people accross the barrieres of cultures, religions and nationalities. He is the greates entertainer ever exist on earth. Rest in peace Michael, we’ll always love you with an unconditional love.

Adina