The intro to tonight’s 60 Minutes report on some musicians in Malawi by Anderson Cooper:
“Something unusual happened on the way to the Grammy Awards this past year: an album was nominated from Malawi, a small country in southern Africa not exactly famous for its music. The artists weren’t polished pop stars but prisoners and guards — men and women in a place called Zomba, a maximum-security prison so decrepit and overcrowded, we heard it referred to as ‘the waiting room of hell.’ How could such beautiful music come from such misery? We went to Malawi to find out.”
How could beautiful music come from misery?
Anderson Cooper knows fcuk-all about music.