New Promo on Afrijukebox.com & The Story Behind the song “Black Man”

NEW PROMO ON AFRIJUKEBOX.COM!!

Today, I woke up to see that an online website that promotes music from every country in Africa, has chosen to exclusively promote my music and social media information on their site!  I was very touched by this, but I also read how the owner really loved the music and knows that Africa will love it too. Please click on the link to check it out!

http://afrijukebox.com/blog/?p=615

THE STORY BEHIND “BLACK MAN”

When I wrote “Black Man”, I had just finished watching yet another episode of “First 48″ on the A&E Channel.  I am hooked on that show because I’m attracted to the sub-stories behind the reasons for senseless violence between people..majority of the times black men.  There was one story where a young guy murdered another guy, but he never had a record; was a really straightforward guy.  However, because he started to see particular people “picking” on him in his neighborhood, he decided to start carrying a gun.  Well, his intuitions were right  (in-a-way) because soon later, someone instigates a fight with him and begins shooting at him from across the street.  He ducks and hides, and with one shot in retaliation, he kills the other guy.  After the cops take 2 days to find out that he was the killer, and after much denial, the guy finally asks while crying, “Can I just call my son?”  That hurt my heart so much because in front of my face I saw a situation where a person thought that they didn’t have any other road to travel; and because of it, another son won’t see his father anymore.  I wrote “Black Man” as an encouragement to black men everywhere; and for them to see that they are not the “invisible man”.  People are watching and copying everyday…lead the way.  Be a leader of righteousness.

Kara Mack

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Kara Mack Live @ Museum of Music and Instruments

Always beginning my day with a prayer, I never want to lose the humility I have for being able to perform my revelations through music to an audience.  On March 30th, 2012, I had the chance to do this once again in my life at the Museum of Music and Instruments in Venice, CA.  Having my full band this time, in such a long time, I was filled with joy to present my music to the new crowd of people.  A lot of people only see me as a dancer because that’s been my profession for such a long time here in Los Angeles; but I like that I have a fresh slate to start with.  To watch people’s faces go from curiosity to pure joy from dancing around shows how truly blessed I am to be given such a gift.  Never will I take it for granted.  It causes me to think about the worth of time; and how important it is to not waste it.  A lot of people misconstrue the statement “Live in the moment.”  That doesn’t mean to live like you would like to forget the moment; neither does it mean to live for someone else’s moment.  I interpret this to mean, live a life as worthy as the purpose you were given.  If people would look at it that way, then they will understand the responsibility they have as a human to fulfill their purpose in their way.  In these sad events that have occurred in the past month, I am truly discovering how important that statement really is.  R.I.P. Trayvon Martin and all those who are wrongly killed while no one seems to be watching.  Bless

KM