A typical day started at 9:30am and quitting time was often around bedtime. The morning workshop that started the day was always with the Imani Winds after which we would follow our schedules toward a rigorous day of masterclasses, coaching, and professional development seminars. There was no time to be shy with our chamber groups; we got cozy and comfortable with each other pretty fast to coordinate rehearsal times between mandatory festival events.
Director of Community Engagement
Read Adrienne's FULL BLOG POST and keep up to speed with the Imani Winds Chamber Music Festival happening June 21-30, 2016 at Mannes College in NYC. And while you're at it, get to know Imani Winds and listen to a performance of their original composition "Umoja:"
Hello BIBA readers!
Here is our second BIBA Vlog, which is a reflection that is related to Castle of our Skins's upcoming event, entitled FREEDOM RISING: FROM EMANCIPATION TO INCARCERATION. We are excited to present this project with you TOMORROW at 6PM (reception) and 7PM (main presentation). This project is our second collaboration with the Museum of African-American History in Boston. It features narration, poetry by incarcerated poets, and music by Frederick Rzewski, Ed Bland, Yusef Lateef, Renee' C. Baker (world premiere), Jeffrey Mumford, and myself. The musicians for this event are Shaw Pong Liu (violin), Ashleigh Gordon (viola), Seychelle Dunn-Corbin (saxes), Lizzie Burns (contrabass), and our lovely narrators Ulysses Thomas and Nina LaNegra.
Peace to all.
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