Shine A Light: Spoken Word artist John Trudell

I have posted on John Trudell before. There would in fact be many lights to shine on Trudell. As a human being in search of truth to activist for American Indian rights, and for his music.

John is a spoken word artist. His words read over music. I wasn’t used to this type of presentation and it took me a while to divest myself of what I wanted it to be and listen to it with ears of what it is. To get out of my box and hear it for what it is saying. For me, even after many listens and the acceptance of the work, it took time for the weight of his words to sink in and connect.

Being patient was as big a challenge as anything and my lack of it told me much about myself. This video of “Crazy Horse” opens slowly and thoughtfully. something we aren’t used to in our fast paced, instant gratification society.

John Trudell also has several really good podcast that are free on i tunes.