GOOD MORNING VIETNAM!!!!
As the new week began over at the studio, we started are focus on the songs for are performance at the DOHRI (Department Of Health of Rhode Island) summit located at convention center here in downtown Providence. Within practicing the set for the show, I began establishing different songs based on addiction to show to the ZuKrewe. I ventured threw times like Michael J Fox. Starting with some Marvin Gaye, Gil Scott Heron, Rick James even extending into some Kool G Rap and Kanye West. One song particularly stuck out to me “The Bottle” by Gil Scott Heron. The song spoke of the alcohol and drug abuse in 1970’s New York City, NY. While we were waiting to perform at the summit.I was explaining to a TA DI about the effect the Vietnam War had on the United States in the 70s. Ironically that same night, I find myself staring at a stage from the nose bleeds at PPAC (Providence Performance Arts Center) ready to watch “Miss Saigon” a play based on a young girl turned to prostitution during the Vietnam War who is later saved by her knight John and they fall in love. At that point it gets dark I suggest watching it. Please DO NOT BRING YOUR KIDS. “THIS AINT NO AFTER SCHOOL SPECIAL” In the words of Wayne Brady. In conclusion no matter the struggle, skin color, or continent. We all living in THE BOTTLE
-Christopher “Chris Da Great/La Salsa” Senice, Music Coordinator
“YOU CAN GET RID OF THE SMELL WITH A LITTLE PERFUME”
photos by allam mella