Buffalo-bred Drummer David Jonathan Releases Second Single “White Privilege” from His upcoming project 400. The single which touches on racism and Jonathan’s experiences with police brutality in Buffalo is shaking up the local music community. The song, which is a result of the musician’s push to create original revolution songs, is a step to fight discrimination and to spread knowledge about the Black experience when performing in local venues.
“I’ve been through a lot of racial profiling and racial discrimination, especially over the last 5 years…working with other artists, I started seeing things that were very disturbing. Some of those instances of my travel with previous bands I was pulled over…5 particular cases the police pulled me out of the car, and 3 of those instances I was on the ground,” Jonathan explained.
The talented musician who has toured across the world and worked with popular artists like the Black Eyed Peas, Chris Brown and Kendrick Lamar, just to name a few, has been working on 400 since 2015, but it’s just now coming to fruition. Since moving back to Buffalo a few years ago, Jonathan has put his effort into using his talent in music for social activism.
“We’re in a world that, you can turn around and George Floyd can die and they cannot convict Breonna Taylor’s killers and continue to keep killing us,” Jonathan mentioned about his urgency for creating “White Privilege.”
Also releasing a music video for the song soon, David Jonathan hopes to bring more conversations about racism to the forefront.
David Jonathan will be performing some of his original music at Pausa Art House on July 16th at 7pm. Tickets available at https://embed.showclix.com/event/david-jonathan-the-inner-city-bedlam
He will also be performing at Asbury Hall on July 24th at 9pm.
You can stay connected with the musician on his Instagram @innercitybedlam.
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