We further our students’ individual and musical development and thus contribute to advance Guinean culture by bringing up a new generation of dedicated flute players thereby infusing a new life in this iconic instrument.
Text by Samuel Claiborne
Becoming Your Own Healer
Hello. My name is Samuel Claiborne, a poet, musician and healer. In 1992, a freak accident rendered me completely paralyzed from the shoulders down and in almost unimaginable and essentially un-treatable pain. I was 32 years old, the sole breadwinner for my two young children and my wife.
Support “The Cornel West Concerto” recording featuring Arturo O’Farrill
and the Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra
Arturo O’Farrill‘s The Cornel West Concerto is a tour-de-force musical and oratorical plea for justice, love, and respect… with text by Dr. Cornel West – based on questions proposed by W.E.B. Dubois at the turn of the 20th Century – questions as relevant today (if not more so) as they were then:
Be a part of a very special celebration of the life and music of jazz composer, author, and educator David Baker. Claim your recording now or join at any other reward level and support the recording, production, and major national release of Basically Baker Volume 2: The Big Band Music of David Baker by the Buselli-Wallarab Jazz Orchestra. Your contributions are tax deductible as funds will go to the Patois non-profit organization.
Upon release, 100% of all proceeds generated by sales of the recording will go directly to the David N. Baker Scholarship Fund.
A movie about a collective of artists and musicians in Memphis who loved Blues music enough to change the way we think about it.
Text by Sohrab Saadat Ladjevardi
DooBeeDoo and I are happy to hear that our contributor and friend the cool Augusta Palmer has a new film The Blues Society in the works. She’s been thinking to do this documentary for quite a while. I think it’s the right timing to do this docu film. It’ll support perfectly the “Black Lives Matter” movement. The Blues stands for #BlackLivesMatter. It’s the voice of this movement.