I've been teaching at least two music-centric history courses for the past six semesters, and at a certain point you start to recognize the same scenes play out over the course of decades. Today I had the pleasure of discussing how music intersects with activism in our current fight against injustice. The discussion was initiated and moderated by Hunter Mellon Fellow Jalen Grandchamps and included members of the Hunter College Music department.
Every now and then I get the opportunity to step from behind the drums, put the pencil and manuscript paper down and talk about my experience in a way that helps others. Back in February I had the opportunity to co-facilitate two conference sessions and present several ideas about the subject of Covid-19 along with my collaborator, Mr. Willie Taylor. It was an honor to share my insights and learn from the other panelists. I am even more honored to know parts of our discuss