Little Blues Booklet
16,5 x 24 cm, 132 p, ills b&w, paperback, English
edition of 200
Little Blues Booklet is a facsimile of a songbook that Hana Miletić found on the streets of Brussels. The title, which can be found in one of the songs, refers to the Rhythm-and-Blues style of the handwritten lyrics. As Miletić wasn’t able to return the songbook to its anonymous author she decided to put the book into circulation.
For the launch Little Blues Booklet will be activated during a live singing performance by Virginie Honvoh who is trained in traditional jazz, a style at the origins of contemporary RnB. The original lyrics are written from a male perspective. In order to overturn the objectifying descriptions of the female body in the lyrics and in order to distrupt the described gender patterns, Miletić consciously favoured to give the lyrics a female voice.
Modern RnB is not about discrete songs, It’s about texture, mood and feel. (Rihanna)