A Powerful Song : Four Women

“For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide When The Rainbow Is Enuf”  was originally a choreopoem  written by Ntozake Shange in 1975.

Remade into a film, ‘For Colored Girls” deals with love, abandonment, rape, domestic abuse, abortion, and murder.

Although I have mixed opinions about the film as a whole, I did appreciate the beautiful mix of struggle, strength and survival. Contrary to some critics, Tyler Perry did a good job interpreting the choreopoem to fit a more modern audience. I truly believe EVERY actress and actor in this film deserves an Oscar or Grammy. Something. The emotion and ability in this movie was of nothing I have seen in a very long time. Phenomenal.

BET aired a Black Girls Rock special last night and although I didn’t tune in, I did appreciate the performance by Jill Scott, Kelly Price, Marsha Ambrosius, and Ledisi. The performed Nina Simone’s “Four Women”. Crazy, because a while back while watching the films trailer I absolutely fell in love with the song playing in the background.

Check it out.

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