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Here’s a video slideshow of my original Afro-jazz tune “A Night in Dzodze.” You can view the leadsheet and score here. I’ll be adding more videos of my playing and original compositions to my Youtube channel over the coming weeks.
A new article of mine on the influence of the Harlem Renaissance on 20th century American music is now available at All About Jazz. It relates to a previous post on this blog, linked here: The African-American Experience in Jazz … Continue reading
Here is a link to another blogger’s post on jazz suites as they reflect the experience of black Americans (A Blog Supreme, NPR, by David Brent Johnson). This topic is very similar to that of an article I will soon … Continue reading
Here is a great website if you want to hear something new. There are links to 25 albums by Brazilian artists, all released in 2012, and all available (legally) for free download or streaming. Genres include jazz, fusion, rock, singer-songwriter, … Continue reading
February being African-American history month, I’m sharing some of my research on representations of African-American culture in twentieth-century American music. This series consists of short installments from my research as an undergraduate at Kenyon College. The Harlem Renaissance and the … Continue reading
Not so much a blog entry as an upcoming event. Thursday November 25 the UBC African Drum and Dance Ensemble will be performing at 12:00 noon in the Music building. The performance is free and open to the public.