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The folks at BarackDubs are at it again. The YouTube channel did another great job of patching together President Barack Obama’s words to match up with a hit song. This time around, BarackDubs tackled Drake’s single “One Dance.” It might not have been the monumental effort that went into their version of Desiigner’s “Panda,” but it is still an impressive feat in editing.
As for President Obama’s actual actions, the leader of free world recently declared June to be African-American Music Appreciation Month. The president’s proclamation spoke about the importance of African-American music in our country’s history.
“Songs by African-American musicians span the breadth of the human experience and resonate in every corner of our Nation — animating our bodies, stimulating our imaginations, and nourishing our souls,” President Obama wrote. “In the ways they transform real stories about real people into art, these artists speak to universal human emotion and the restlessness that stirs within us all. African-American music helps us imagine a better world, and it offers hope that we will get there together.”
The president emphasized how the music of black performers has inspired people to do everything from dance to fight against injustice.
“This month, we celebrate the music that reminds us that our growth as a Nation and as people is reflected in our capacity to create great works of art,” he continued. “Let us recognize the performers behind this incredible music, which has compelled us to stand up — to dance, to express our faith through song, to march against injustice, and to defend our country’s enduring promise of freedom and opportunity for all.”
You can read the president’s entire proclamation for African-American Music Appreciation Month at the White House’s site.