Today's Strange Fruit Mention of the Day comes from singer Amahla, whose latest single, "Enough," deals with "inter-generational truths from Black communities, it deals with trauma, but also unity, and perseverance." The artist explains that her song was shaped by recent events, including Derek Chauvin's guilty verdict for George Floyd's murder and the news of the police killing of 20-year-old Daunte Wright.
On the "Enough" music video, Amahla describes inspiration from Caribbean culture and colors and symbolism to reference global Black history. One such example is the white flower petals in her hair - an homage to Billie Holiday, "who wore a white gardenia while performing 'Strange Fruit' in 1939—a song that changed the world and marked the ‘beginning of the civil rights movement."
Watch Amahla's music video, "Enough," and learn more here: https://www.clashmusic.com/news/amahlas-enough-is-a-profound-statement/