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Blood Orange played Central Park Summerstage w/ Caroline Polachek, Skepta, more, discussed Ferguson on stage (pics)

photos by Amanda Hatfield

“Both talented and righteous, Dev Hynes made sweet soul music AND denounced the police state at #Summerstage/#OKPat15 tonight” – Michael Azzerad

Blood Orange / Sean Nicholas Savage
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In the latter half of the set, after dedicating “Chosen” to Michael Brown and two others, Devontè Hynes had to have a say about what’s been happening recently in the world. “I hate what’s happening in Ferguson right now. F-k Ferguson. F-k Lollapalooza. I hate this f-cking police state we’re living in – not New York, I mean the world. I’m going after Lollapalooza and I’m going to f-cking destroy them.” Really, he explained, that he just wanted to dance and couldn’t because of the pain in his leg, ostensibly caused by he and his girlfriend being attacked by a security guard at Lollapalooza in retaliation for Hynes speaking out against racism and police brutality. [FDRMX]

Dev Hynes’ Blood Orange project played a free Central Park Summerstage show on Saturday (8/16). It was opened by Arbutus-signed prolific lo-fi pop songwriter Sean Nicholas Savage (who played Death by Audio a night earlier) and Moses Sumney whose one-man/loop-pedal set included a Majical Cloudz cover. Blood Orange played to a capacity crowd, bringing out frequent collaborator Samantha Urbani for a few songs, Charlift’s Caroline Polachek for “Chamaky,” and grime vet Skepta for “High Street.” As you can read in the quote above, Dev gave some politically charged speeches in between songs, as he was clearly emotional about the situation in Ferguson as well as his brush with police at Lollapalooza, where he was wearing a shirt emblazoned with the names of Trayvon Martin, Eric Garner, and others.

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