“There’s a patience that it asks for, and a patience it imparts, and you sort of have to be tall enough to ride this ride.”
In this episode, Dessa talks about how when her father played her the “Chaconne” from J.S. Bach’s Partita for Violin in D Minor as part of a classical music “starter kit”, the piece immediately spoke to her, not just because she finds an unexpected connection between rap and classical music, but in how its range of emotions, and its interplay between beauty and anger have given her something to lean on in challenging times.
Dessa is a singer and rapper with the Doomtree crew of Minneapolis, Minnesota. She has two upcoming shows in New York at National Sawdust and The Greene Space.
Did you like the track Dessa chose? Listen to the music in full:
Chaconne for Violin by J.S. Bach