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Reflections: On the Music of Tracy Chapman

For our first entry in “Reflections”, Joana Woods reminisces on a transcendent encounter with the voice of Tracy Chapman while travelling across Malawi. If you’d like to write something for this section, use the “Submit” tab above. Please read the instructions before hitting send.

One evening, along an non-discret dirt track in a southern region of warm Malawi, I drove to the soul that is Tracy Chapman. Naturally, the star song was “Fast Car” and with the lyrics “I had a feeling that I belonged, And I had a feeling I could be someone”- the resonance with my life at that time was huge.  Continue reading