Edition #56 – Bashiri Johnson answers 7 questions

by | Jan 12, 2024

1. Why are you a musician?

I am a musician to do what I have no choice doing, play music. Being a musician I am healthy, free, fulfilled.

2. Who inspired your musical inspirations?

My musical inspirations are Malcolm X, Prince, Nikola Tesla, Hendrix, Mandela, Stevie Wonder, and the world around me.

3. What is your practicing routine?

I usually practice and work on what feels uncomfortable to play, until it feels comfortable for me to execute. That process varies depending on the performance circumstance. So for me, every opportunity to perform music , is a practice routine.

4. Why did you make this album?

A Better Way, Vol. 1
By Bklyn Global

I made A Better Way to offer my thoughts and feelings on how we all can think and act differently, to make change for a better world.

5. What were the biggest obstacles in making this album?

One of the biggest obstacles in making an album, and in making most art, is resources. I’ve gained many more skills in DIY art creation, being an independent artist.

6. Who is featured on the album?

The Bklyn Global album A Better Way, features vocalists Metric Man and Nya, with musicians Sherrod Barnes, Rich Mercurio, Charlie Giordano, mixed by Melissa Dyne, Darren Moore, conceived, performed and produced by Bashiri Johnson.

7. Where may we find you online?