Sunday Sweet Sermon …. “🙏🏽 ‘Jon Batiste – FREEDOM’ 🙏🏽 …. “!!

~~June 20, 2021~~


I learned about Jon Batoste by watching him perform in Steven Colbert’s ‘The Late Show”. Jon is the lead music director for his band ‘Stay Human’.

Because of the pandemic, Steve’s show was continued from the confines of his home and eventually a small room at the TV station.

They resumed full presentation with an enthusiastic, live audience this past week. I missed that show! I did fin out that Jon debured a song from his new album ‘We Are’ – here it is.

As I watched the video, it gave me the feeling that this is the perfect song, lyrics and choreography for these uniqute times that we are collectively going through.

(Here’s the official video version).

Hope you enjoy it as much as I did!


New Orleans’ Jon Batiste new song ‘Freedom’ an ode to everything New Orleans

New Orleans musician Jon Batiste just released his new song ‘Freedom’ and his video are making the streets for New Orleand sing!

Batiste, clad in a pink suit, gets New Orleans community members on their feet, singing and dancing throughout Treme, the Seventh Ward, City Park and under the Claiborne Expressway.

Colorful houses throughout also embody the beauty of the Marigny and Bywater.

The St. Aug Marching 100 were also prominently featured, which is where Batiste went to school.

Batiste’s music company tweeted the link to the music video Friday, calling it a “tribute to New Orleans.”

The song’s lyrics lend itself to be a happy anthem calling for acceptance in all forms.

According to Apple Music, Batiste described the song “Freedom” as “like an old movie,” comparing the likeness of the video’s movements to James Brown and Elvis

~~Published June 10, 2021~~

If you think about movies back in the day, you wouldn’t show a Black man with a white woman, or you wouldn’t show a Black relationship, or you wouldn’t show a woman in a certain role. That is our sexuality and how people are represented.

That’s what people like James Brown, or when we saw Elvis with the twist in the hips, did. They were unlocking something in people that they were trying to hold in. These people became beacons of freedom, and you look at the way they move and the way that they express who they are onstage.

That becomes the way that you want to be in life,” Batiste said.



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About Dr. Rex

I'm originally from Puerto Rico. I was born in Santurce and raised in Rio Piedras. Have lived in Florida since 1999. I have a doctorate degree in Medicine; completed in 1976. My Internal Medicine specialty was completed in 1979. Worked for Puerto Rico's health system until 1985. At this time, I'm happily retired after working for the federal government for almost 28yrs. I want to offer any knowledge that I have to anyone "out there" who is interested. My views are liberal in almost every sense. My knowledge is "eclectic" - a bit of everything. Music and reading are my passion. Blogging has also become a very interesting endeavor. Metaphysical topics attract me. I'm interested in news reporting human issues like injustice, discrimination and abuse - the "wrongly" affected. My intention is to bring this knowledge to an understandable level and to help anyone in need. I'm open to questions and will answer them to the best of my ability. Currently working on an enterprise whose main mission will be to bring peoples of all walks of life together. To be one .... since we ALL are ONE!! The future looks bright and promising!!!

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