“We Moon” is the third single off SOULAJU
following “Like Magic” and “The People II”. If you like what you hear, click “download” above to purchase the track and support Soulaju music.
This week’s reflection builds off last week’s post, when I wrote about Wrong Ways (Aju Version). I’ve been thinking a lot lately about the my work within the male/female duo SOULAJU, especially since we are increasingly asked to speak and perform at events that focus on gender equality.
Working within the context of a male/female duo has profoundly impacted my ongoing development as a man.
I am much more aware of the sexism, misogyny, and disrespect that is evident in popular culture, increasingly less tolerant of the bullshit.
Mainstream corporate media indoctrinates men and women to be violent, overly-aggressive and vindictive, to seek out opportunities to dominate other people—politically, culturally, socially, militaristically, sexually.
I’m interested in is the power of building with people. I’m interested in cultivating healthy lifestyles and promoting healthy relationships.
My friend Queen GodIs talks about redefining and reclaiming what is “seXXy.” That is one of many goals with the forthcoming SOULAJU album.
As a society, we do not need to fear sexuality, nor the complexities of gender. We just need to broaden the conversation, so that we can continue moving towards equality, self-respect, mutual respect, and true enjoyment of the opposite sex.
We Moon is Aju’s ode to the divine feminine. The Feminine and the Masculine are not wholly separate energies. They are intertwined in many ways.
A.M. Soleil, Retrospectively is a 52-week blog series in 2010, reflecting on 5 years of music by yours truly…