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UC Merced Poetry Presentation: "Sweet Soul Exorcism: Studying and Creating Blues Poetry"

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In this video Ben Bac Sierra presents at the University of California, Merced's "Conference to Explore the Black Arts Movement." He discusses how the Blues are connected to Soul Oldies and how barrio urban youth of the 70's and 80's gained a great power from exorcising themselves through the music of intentional suffering. Ben believes we can use this honest energy to empower people in the classroom and communities.