Monday, March 12, 2012

Bookmarks: Django Reinhardt

Django Reinhardt spent the Second World War in Paris. Jazz saved his life, even as it cost others theirs, explains Sociological Images:

Reinhardt, then, survived because the Nazis loved jazz music, even as Hitler censored the music and, on his orders, people who dared to listen to, dance to, or play it were encamped and members of the groups who invented it were murdered. Irony indeed.