Blitz Bazawule – “The Scent of Burnt Flowers” & “The Color Purple” | The Daily Show

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Published on July 21, 2022

“Stories can be nonlinear, they’re powerful tools.” Filmmaker, artist and writer Blitz Bazawule describes how his grandmother’s storytelling in Ghana led him to creating art in many mediums, including writing his debut novel “The Scent of Burnt Flowers,” and directing the musical feature adaptation of “The Color Purple”. #DailyShow #Comedy

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  • BeenHim922 2 years ago

    The way Blitz is gonna get an Oscar Nom as Best Director for The Color Purple!

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  • Carrie Raupp 2 years ago

    Intriguing

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  • Divergent & Chief 2 years ago

    This is my favorite interview. I feel magic happening! Im going to give you a gift. brb

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  • fine9ja 2 years ago

    I need no introduction to Blitz…was introduced to his music back in college days at KSU. Great artist. Congrats on your success Blitz.

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  • Pascal Mwikya 2 years ago

    “…well first, No African Has only one job…” #FactsOnFacts

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  • Ahnanda68 2 years ago

    That’s really cool sort of makes me feel old such as that when I was growing up we used to watch Shaka Zulu like Marathon every night or something. I don’t know what part of Africa that is or whatever that show was based in but I’ve always wanted to go and just see what it’s like because I worked with a lot of people from Ghana and they have always been so nice. So he’s saying maybe you know the grass isn’t greener on the other side or whatever thought-provoking interview

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  • Vic smith 2 years ago

    What a warm, inspiring, beautiful human this man is. Aside from the main focus of the interview i.e book, movie, music, the words he found to explain trying to find who you are when you are pulled by your own identity into “who am I”. I have never lived in another country but the one I was born into ( thru choice), but the why he communicated the struggle allowed the none experienced an incite that captivated.

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  • jeff steyn 2 years ago

    Africa representing

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  • King Ace 2 years ago

    I LOVE his book’s premise twist where the main characters escape TO Africa.

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  • Zoomdiepie 2 years ago

    Congrats trevor noah for hitting 10 million subscribers!!

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  • LUGARD BOY 2 years ago

    Akora Samuel Bazawule the Great Achinotan

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  • fEip Amponsah 2 years ago

    Congratulations Akora Samuel Baza.So Proud Of You And Your Works.Kudos And Thanks For Been A Living Water To A Thirsty Land About Our African Stories…

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