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“Twenty-first Century Minds: A Guide for Future Historians”

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“Twenty-first Century Minds: A Guide for Future Historians” Cultural observations on contemporary American commentators, who shaped the spirit of the times.   ©2019   By Darryl John Kennedy I have spent much of my life overseas, and have studied diverse cultures, as a composer and independent cultural ambassador. I share an American viewpoint, however, with a more…

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Egyptian Actress Yousra – Honored in Washington, DC.

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I wanted to say thank you to a wonderful person who has inspired my life. Egyptian actress, Yousra. We met many years ago at the American Embassy in Cairo. It was my first trip to Egypt and I was invited to the Embassy by the US Ambassador. I didn’t know who Yousra was at the time. She was standing quietly alone in…

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Darryl John Kennedy – Tribute to Actress, Lauren Bacall

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Darryl john Kennedy – Tribute to actress, Lauren Bacall “I Love You”, Composed by Cole Porter, Performed by Darryl John Kennedy The incomparable Lauren Bacall, who starred in many Hollywood motion pictures, was an icon for the sultry, intelligent, fashionable and street-smart woman, during the 1940’s. Her demeanor was one of devotion to a man,…

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Darryl John Kennedy – Karel Růžička

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Darryl John Kennedy – Karel Růžička This recording was done live, first take, 9am, with the full orchestra and myself together in the same room. A completely different reality, compared to today, where the amateurs overdub and punch in, auto tune, fix everything and then fool the public into believing that they have talent. Garbage.…

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Darryl John Kennedy – “Anwar’s Theme” (A. Sadat)

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©2019 Darryl John Kennedy – “Anwar’s Theme.” Composed and produced by Darryl John Kennedy On October 6th, 1981, the world awoke to the assassination of Egyptian President, Anwar Sadat. As a composer and US cultural ambassador, I had driven by the Sadat memorial many times, during my cultural and musical work in Egypt. As I…