When seeking revenge, if you have someone there to jog your memory of the consequences, you are less likely to act on those thoughts.
PradaMane’s most recent project, ‘RedPrada,’ is a musical narrative promoting themes of non-violence, and follow up to his 2014 debut album. What sets this body of work apart from other projects themed around non-violence is that rather than focusing on criticizing systemic forms of discrimination, ‘RedPrada’ explores the headspace of young African American men experiencing grief due to violence in their communities. Throughout ‘RedPrada,’ PradaMane explores the experience of trauma through the five stages of grief – denial, anger, bargaining, depression, and finally, acceptance. Each song on ‘RedPrada’ touches on one of these stages, and dives into all of its complexities.
Boise Phil, Velma V. Morrison Center
EXTENSITY Concert Series, Uncommonly Studio at The Box Factory