IT'S A VIBE
IT'S IN OUR VEINS
IT'S FROM THE HEART
I would be remised if I did not include a music experience in the Black Box. It played just as an important part in bringing this to life as all the other pieces and was often times the fuel to my fire.
Music is a universal language. The cornerstone to many, if not all, African cultures and the original heartbeat of many genres that many of us people of color automatically fall into rhythm with- it's in our veins. Countless studies and research has proven that music and even more so the learning of it has a profound positive affect on our brains, moods and overall health. With studies having shown that learning and instrument can greatly reduce ones risk of memory related diseases such as Alzheimer's. The crescendo of a song releases the chemical dopamine- much like that of the psychological affects of drugs. With all of this, there's no wonder why music is such a large part of many of our lives.
The Black Box Soundtrack was carefully created to firstly, have a total blast with the literal black song titles. Secondly, to tell a story. Every song has a purpose- a message, a vibe or both. Lastly, to create a mood. Hopefully there's a feeling of joy, peace, pride and maybe even some cool trips down memory lane that will leave you smiling and maybe even making new memories.