John Legend: "Redemption Song"
John Legend: "Pjesma otkupljenja"
With his philanthropic work, John Legend is leveraging his stardom to raise social consciousness and make a positive impact on a global scale. Full bio
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a listening and learning tour.
turneju slušanja i učenja.
and local prisons.
and transformation can happen
and our immigration detention centers,
za pritvor imigranata,
who want to create a better life
the front end of this prison pipeline.
dio zatvorskog procesa u kojem sve počinje.
if we intervened,
in the San Quentin State Prison
u San Quentin Državnom Zatvoru
to a productive life
of people behind bars,
don't define who we are,
definiraju tko smo,
by mass incarceration,
žrtve masovnog zatvaranja,
to James right now,
his journey of redemption
behind prison walls.
by all of the hard work
and futures for themselves
budućnost za sebe
are too afraid to go.
for a brighter tomorrow.
helped hurt people heal
pomažu ozlijeđenim ljudima ozdraviti
be singin' "Redemption Song."
has been called "hell on Earth"
"paklom na Zemlji"
of the harshness of my reality,
as if they were my last mile,
koracima kao da su moja posljednja milja
don't have to be free
have been battling our inner demons.
borili sam svojim unutarnjim demonima.
when inside we're really screamin':
iznutra zapravo vrištimo:
from the prisons I've created.
zatvora koje sam stvorio.
Reviewed by Ivan Stamenkovic
ABOUT THE SPEAKERJohn Legend - Singer, musician, composer
With his philanthropic work, John Legend is leveraging his stardom to raise social consciousness and make a positive impact on a global scale.
Why you should listen
Fueled by a lean, immediate sound and a message rooted in optimism, John Legend has become a true superstar with blockbuster tours, high-profile collaborations, nine Grammys and an Oscar (for Best Original Song, “Glory” in 2015’s Selma).
Legend is well-known for his philanthropic work, which includes the Show Me Campaign, an organization that seeks to provide every child with access to a quality education. Most recently, Legend launched #FREEAMERICA, a multi-year cultural change campaign focused on ending mass incarceration. As a respected artist, Legend is using his platform to engage stakeholders from all areas of the criminal justice system to work towards that goal.
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