Obama will revive African-American music: Spike Lee

September 2nd, 2008 - 2:09 pm ICT by IANS  

London, Sep 2 (IANS) Controversial Hollywood filmmaker Spike Lee is certain that the US presidential hopeful Barack Obama will change the face of African-American music if he wins the election.According to contactmusic.com, Lee is one of the many celebrities who is supporting the Democratic Party candidate Obama. Lee believes Obama will inspire a revival among artists.

He said: “We gotta step it up. This is too important. We should use an event like Barack’s presidency, which I feel is probably one of the most important moments in the history of this country, to galvanise us, to inspire us, and, yo, let’s go!

“I believe artists have to lead the way. The same way as in the turbulent 60s… that music reflected both the difficult times we were going through and the enthusiasm and optimism we had, too. And I think Obama is going to have the same effect on African-American artists - and it’s needed.”

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