At a time in our history when a major movie producer titles a film “Chiraq” because there are more youth being killed on our urban streets than in a war torn country – innovation is vital. Lessons in Jazz is a call to action to all those affected by violence — all age groups and walks of life. It is not a rally or a prayer breakfast nor a walk for justice, but rather a joint effort that engages both adults and youth in strategic planning moves toward peace in the streets.
Whether you like hip hop or jazz, we invite you to join us to reduce community violence. Lessons in Jazz fuses music from the past with music of the present (called sampling) and is used as a catalyst for social change, bridging generations to develop common interests and common values toward a strategic plan developed using Music Conflict Transformation Theory.
On April 15, 2016 Lessons in Jazz kicks off at St. Thomas University, 16401 NW 37th Ave, Miami Gardens, FL 33054 from 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Hosted by Kevin “Moose” Anderson and Montez “Whiz” Martin from Hampton University’s 88.1 WHOV, Sirius XM Channel 142, and itsfreshradio.com.
Then become a part of the solution. Explore unfortunate narratives of violence and help turn them into narratives of collective peace.
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