Thursday, June 26, 2014

Watch: Hurray for the Riff Raff on Letterman

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Hurray for the Riff Raff
  • Hurray for the Riff Raff

Hurray for the Riff Raff's Alynda Lee Segarra took centerstage on last night's The Late Show with David Letterman, where the band performed the standout track "The Body Electric" from the band's ATO Records debut Small Town Heroes. The song — a sharp contrast to her TV debut performance on Conan — frames a solemn murder ballad to address violence against women. This morning, Segarra posted the video on Facebook with a message:

"the body electric" means so much to me and while i was up there I thought about so much. i had my family in the audience, and the women of the world on my mind. i brought with me my memory of Sali Grace, and an image of the Gulabi Gang in India. I thought about Angela Davis, bell hooks, Laverne Cox, Audre Lorde, Nina Simone, Odetta, Joni Mitchell, Joan Baez, and all the other women from our history that inspired me and changed me. this is what I have to give, it is my offering. i was nervous, but i did the best i could and now it's for all of you.

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