Musicians For Musicians (MFM) ZOOM Webinar #12 with Bassist Ron Wasserman

Musicians For Musicians (MFM) Presents: “Music Is Essential” ZOOM Webinar #12 with MFM Member Ron Wasserman Speaking on: Transcribing Recorded Music for Live Performance with Dance

Date: Tuesday, November 29, 2022
Time: 4pm to 5:30pm (ET)
Venue: ZOOM
Ticket: free
Please register here: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZwkf-iopzwpGNErm21uOd-b-qZvgWdKWpXC

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Sylvain Leroux Fula flute student

Report: MFM ZOOM Talk Event #7 with Banning Eyre and Sylvain Leroux

Banning and Sylvain Hold Court on Zoom!

Report by Dawoud Kringle

On Friday November 18th, 2022. Musicians For Musicians (MFM) Presented its 7th “Music Is Essential” ZOOM Talk Event. MFM Members Banning Eyre and Sylvain Leroux spoke about Leroux’s Music Activism and his Non-Profit Fula Flute Ecole in Conakry, Guinea.

Banning EyreSylvain Leroux

Leroux began with an overview of how he became interested in African music. Eyre guided the discussion in an interview style.

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MFM “SPEAKS OUT” Podcast EP 43: Hubert Howe on Finding Your Own Voice

“You have to take yourself seriously and find your own voice.”

In this episode of the MFM Speaks Out podcast, Dawoud Kringle interviews NY’s composer and music educator Hubert Howe.

The topics discussed include studying composition at Princeton under people like Milton Babbitt and J.K. Randall, his opinions of Karlheinz Stockhausen, becoming a Professor of Music and Director of the Electronic Music studios at Queens College in New York and Julliard, his involvement with the New York Composer’s Circle, how electronic music was and is accepted in the classical music world, his thoughts about the influence of electronics on American popular music, such as Progressive Rock, Hip Hop, EDM, and composers and improvisers like Frank Zappa, Brian Eno, or Miles Davis.

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Commentary: Iran Rising, Woman, Life, Freedom Movement

By Dawoud Kringle

Before I get to the meat & potatoes about the subject of this article, I must offer a few caveats.

First, I am a Muslim, and this is an article about Iran. So from time to time, I will speak with a Muslim voice – but perhaps not the voice you expected to hear. Second, I have some very specific ideas about geopolitics that some may find at best, interesting and at worst, disturbing or incomprehensible. Finally, I am going to present some very personal thoughts on a few things related to the subject matter and the editorial context in which this is being presented.

You are doubtless aware of the troubles happening in Iran.

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BRUCE LEE FROM DMG SAYS, “PLEASE GET OUT & VOTE!

Text by Bruce Gallanther (Downtown Music Gallery, November 4th, 2022)

“Blow your harmonica, son!” says Uncle Frank Z.

Up until the time I was 13, when I bought the first album by the Mothers of Invention, titled Freak-Out!, I never really questioned the fact that the U.S. was called “the land of the free & the home of the brave”. The concept of “Freedom” always appealed to me but I never considered how much we were being manipulated into believing that things that are not really the truth of what is actually going on around us. Protest music/songs by Bob Dylan, PF Sloan’s “The Eve of Destruction” and “Trouble Every Day” by the Mothers often made me reconsider my view of what is just and what is unfair or just not right. I’ve shed many skins and worn many hats over time: being a hippie in the sixties, being a proghead in the seventies, being a hard-core punk in the eighties and then discarding all of those pigeonholes as I got older to become a Wise Old Man (sometimes) in my post millenium Golden Years.

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