The heavenly strings that pulled my
heart so perfectly and unexpectedly.
Written by Jackie Dominguez De Paz
a world where everyone is in a hurry, it feels like one never gets the time to
close their eyes, stop for a while and think. To think about everything that life
has thrown at us but we have never taken the time to fully understand. A one
hour cello performance by Jonathan Swensen allowed me to reflect on my thoughts
that have been suppressed for so long.
What a perfect Friday night for a history major with a concentration in African American studies. Drumfolk shares the story that takes us back to when South Carolina passed The Negro Act of 1740 which would change the life of African Americans forever. The Negro Act prohibited slaves from reading, moving freely, gathering in groups, growing their own food, and even having their own instruments. However, Drumfolk showed the audience that they can take away the drums but they cannot stop the beat.
I was more optimistic coming into Assignment 2 than I was for Assignment 1. The struggles and stress of Assignment 1 were behind me, and I was getting ready to tackle the next challenge. At first, I thought that everything would be smooth sailing, but when I went out in the field to shoot for the assignment, it seemed like everything I did could not go right. After dealing with numerous difficulties, I kept my head in the right place and stayed determined to finish the assignment. When it was all said and done, I was happy with the work that I produced.