Aug 27, 2013

Bongos, Photos and Paint

Detroit Video
Detroit Video Daily is always ready to let you know about the great things happening in the city, and recently an artist named Sharon Vanderkaay shared a song with me called What I See in the D. She co-wrote the piece with Nahru Lampkin (the Bongo Man), and it highlights many of the pluses about Detroit. She produced a video for the song, and it's at the end of this post, but don't stop reading yet!

Dequindre Cut Greenway, Detroit
 Photo by svkaay

Not Only a Video
Just as I like to say "videos and more", Sharon has some cool photos over at her Flickr account. Take a look at them by clicking here. And when you're finished, be sure and view some of the art she has created. Her blog has some fantastic paintings. Click on the following link to see for yourself

Also check out the Facebook Page for more about What I See in the D. And yes, you may recognize the talented Nahru from outside of Comerica Park where he provides entertainment to fans as they head to the game. Bongos, Detroit style!

Are there any other Detroit songs from local artists that I should look at on YouTube? Leave a comment and let me know!


  1. K'Jon, On the Ocean...

    1. Thanks for the comment and steering me to the K'Jon song, On the Ocean. Just finished watching it on YouTube and giving it a "like". A talented artist from the Motorcity! Thanks again.

    2. I also Liked this song. To me it tells a story that evokes the brighter future of Detroit and the creative spirit of Detroiters.

  2. Our philosophy in creating this song,
    Was to focus on what is strong,
    Seeing beyond what's wrong,
    Believing revival will not take long.

    To improve what's wrong, the city must continue to attract money and investment from all kinds of sources. Emphasis on the word attract! The song - and this DVD blog - shines a light on Detroit's strong character, creative culture and maker roots. Solid and attractive!

    Thanks so much for your post! - Sharon

    1. Hi Sharon, thanks for your comment about your song! Glad you the blog.

  3. Thanks again for another outstanding post.

    1. Thanks for checking it out. Good things happening in Detroit.


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