Kuumba in 2021
As challenging as 2020 has been for many of us, I'm grateful for the opportunities this year has afforded me to practice Kuumba, today's Kwanzaa principle. Kuumba means creativity, "To do always as much as we can, in the way we can, to leave our community more beautiful and beneficial than we inherited it." 2021 will ask for more from us, so I wish you a joyous and creative New Year! See you all on the other side!
Celebrating Music with Ensemble ARI
I am honored to have violinist Heeguen Song perform my solo violin partita in concert this Thursday, December 10th, as a part of Ensemble ARI's celebration of Black composers. I'll be doing a Q&A with the audience and am so happy to share the program with Derrick Spiva, whose music I love! These musicians understand that our fates are tied together, and that, in the words of Maya Angelou, "we are more alike than we are un-alike." Here is a link to the Youtube livestream. I hope you'll join us!
"Wear your mask & practice social distancing. Together, we can defeat Covid 19!"
"Literacy in Music & Arts is one of your vital links to global citizenship!"
"Be sure to support the arts in *your* community!"