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‘Janet in Dagenham’

By Assata Bellegarde

UGA Undergraduate Student

"I chose this piece because I feel as though Devonte Hynes, aka Blood Orange, is a symbol of resilience in the way he goes against the way music should be created. I chose the spoken word off his first song(entitled Orlando) on the album Negro Swan because I see it as motivation to go against what oppresses you, and I chose the chords in the back from his song Dagenham Dream; which is a song about him being treated unfairly during his childhood."