Talkin' bout a Revelation

Tracy Chapman is hopeful that Barack Obama can bring change to the world, but she has no plans to stop writing protest songs just yet

3rd January, 2009

It seemed like a night made for grand gestures, but as usual Tracy Chapman decided to make her point in a much more subtle way. As the votes for Barack Obama were still being counted, the BBC asked one of the US’s most respected African-American musicians what it all meant to her. She smiled and said simply: ‘‘I am very proud to be an American - tonight.”

Since Michelle Obama,...

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