HIVE OPEN MIC 163| Jailer by ASA (Guitar + Vocal Cover)

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Hello my Hive Open Mic Family and Community. You are welcome to Hive Open Mic week One hundred and sixty-three. The Theme of this week is "Pasión por el Arte", which means "Passion for Art" in English, and this theme was selected by @albertocoachbl.


Hola mi familia y comunidad de Hive Open Mic. Sean bienvenidos a la semana ciento sesenta y tres de Hive Open Mic. El Tema de esta semana es "Pasión por el Arte", que significa "Passion for Art" en inglés, y este tema fue seleccionado por @albertocoachbl.


Surprisingly, I had to change my design styles, patterns and original created markdowns (using the theme of the week images). This was not as a result of laziness or the desire not to keep up with the hard job (because it actually is). No! My Canva Mobile application has been misbehaving since today, and I can't export any design I make. It keeps loading for 10 minutes or more, and nothing will eventually happen. Yea, it's really painful, and I wonder why this had to happen when we are reflecting on the theme of Art: Passion for Art.

Obviously, due to the absence of those artwork, you can see that there is a change in my post arrangement. This implies that Art can be a catalyst or instrument for Change, and this is what I'd be reflecting on with the theme on Passion for Art.

Sorprendentemente, tuve que cambiar mis estilos de diseño, patrones y rebajas creados originalmente (utilizando las imágenes del tema de la semana). Esto no fue fruto de la pereza o del deseo de no seguir el ritmo del duro trabajo (porque en realidad lo es). ¡No! Mi aplicación Canva Mobile se ha estado portando mal desde hoy, y no puedo exportar ningún diseño que hago. Sigue cargando durante 10 minutos o más, y al final no pasa nada. Sí, es realmente doloroso, y me pregunto por qué ha tenido que pasar esto cuando estamos reflexionando sobre el tema del Arte: Pasión por el Arte.

Obviamente, debido a la ausencia de esas obras de arte, podéis ver que hay un cambio en la disposición de mis post. Esto implica que el Arte puede ser un catalizador o instrumento para el Cambio, y esto es sobre lo que estaría reflexionando con el tema sobre la Pasión por el Arte.


Art can be anything, music, drawing, skills or any form of craftsmanship where the artist expresses his/her emotions or feelings through the craft and conveys meaning through them. In conveying meaning, some artists choose to make their craft become an agent or catalyst of change and transformation in the religious, social or political world. Some artists use their music or their art to speak against the ills of the government, the ills of certain political figures or the ills of a particular social arm, hoping that the message would be gotten by those concerned and would aid to be a substantial change.

But, the truth is that sometimes these music only end up being a cool party jam to many people, while only a few regard the true meaning of the song as authentic and inspiring change.


El arte puede ser cualquier cosa, música, dibujo, habilidad o cualquier forma de artesanía en la que el artista expresa sus emociones o sentimientos a través de la artesanía y transmite un significado a través de ellos. Al transmitir significado, algunos artistas optan por hacer que su artesanía se convierta en un agente o catalizador de cambio y transformación en el mundo religioso, social o político. Algunos artistas utilizan su música o su arte para hablar contra los males del gobierno, los males de ciertas figuras políticas o los males de un determinado brazo social, con la esperanza de que el mensaje sea captado por los afectados y contribuya a un cambio sustancial.

Pero lo cierto es que a veces estas músicas sólo acaban siendo para mucha gente una juerga guay, mientras que sólo unos pocos consideran que el verdadero significado de la canción es auténtico e inspira el cambio.


In many of her songs, ASA continuously speaks about the ills of the political and social environment of Nigeria and the world. She is always motivated by the desire to play her own part towards the transformation of the society.

In the same way, the song Jailer, clearly has the same "consciousness awakening" sort of vibes. In this song, she speaks more about social and person freedom conveying her message via the scene of a Jailer and a Prisoner. For her, the Jailer is also a Prisoner, because he is locked up in the same corrupt system, policies and Government.

I could have sang all the lyrics of the song, but I actually forgot the 3rd and fourth verses, and I didn't want to carry a paper to look at the lyrics. I hope you enjoy this piece.

En muchas de sus canciones, ASA habla continuamente de los males del entorno político y social de Nigeria y del mundo. Siempre está motivada por el deseo de contribuir a la transformación de la sociedad.

Del mismo modo, la canción Jailer tiene el mismo aire de "despertar de la conciencia". En esta canción habla más de la libertad social y personal, transmitiendo su mensaje a través de la escena de un carcelero y un preso. Para ella, el Carcelero es también un Prisionero, porque está encerrado en el mismo sistema corrupto, las mismas políticas y el mismo Gobierno.

Podría haber cantado toda la letra de la canción, pero en realidad olvidé la tercera y cuarta estrofas, y no quería llevar un papel para mirar la letra. Espero que disfruten de esta pieza.

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Nice work on those electric strings, my friend. Sounding stellar. Very cool to see you looping - that technology is awesome! You show tremendous talents here. Thanks for sharing your gifts with this community.

Oh yes, technology is really awesome. You don't need to set your computer, or record one track over the other in the audio editing software of your Personal Computer. Rather, with the Loop, you can easily record chord progressions, add some other lines over them, if you wish... and viola! You start singing!

It is always my pleasure to share my talent and music with the big family. In fact, the drive to start "singing" only began few months ago. Earlier on, I only used my guitar and other musical instruments. But I'm glad I can now sing comfortably, and try to grow at my own pace.

Sharing my music is a great opportunity for me to learn and get better at what I do.