Re-whistling Dixie: Artist adds soul, funk and samba to Confederate anthem
Multi-media artist John Sims is on a mission to re-work and re-frame Confederate symbols, like the Confederate flag and the song "Dixie."
Sims has recolored Confederate flags and used them in public performances and installations.
Now he is re-imagining "Dixie" in an array of musical styles.
The project is called The AfroDixie Remixes.
He joined us on Stateside to talk about the Confederate flag, culture appropriation and making a statement.
GUEST John Sims is a multimedia artist and activist.