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Breaking stereotypes with lyrics – APTN News

by ahnationtalk on April 17, 201885 Views

April 16, 2018

Frank Waln, a 28-year-old award winning Lakota hip-hop artist, always wanted to challenge what he saw as racist stereotypes in the 1953 animated Disney film Peter Pan, particularly the song called What Makes The Red Man Red.

“I wanted to address the racism in colonial propaganda,” he said.

One day while walking through a music store in Minneapolis, Waln found a scratched old copy of the Peter Pan soundtrack and his idea began the journey to reality.

Waln produced his version and kept the original song title.

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