...We, as Black people and especially as Black women, do not want to be otherized...We do not want to be part of a cyclical societal amnesia that is temporarily countered when topical or faddish consciousness deems appropriate...We want to exist. Fully.
This week on Getting Curious, Dr. Kira Thurman and Ashleigh Gordon join Jonathan to discuss the remarkable work of Black classical composers and musicians through history and today.
Getting Curious with Jonathan Van Ness: Are We Hearing a Crescendo of Anti-Racism in Classical Music?
Whether you’re working, reading, or enjoying the warm weather about town, these 10 artists and their tunes are sure to bring joy and creativity into your daily life.
Our efforts aren’t fleeting. We have to continue advocating, creating, building, and reaching and changing minds. As soon as we’ve stopped that work, we’ve lost.
While you have this incredible NEC family tree to support you in the years to come, know that you are the root source for your greatest aspirations. You, the limitless potential of your creativity, the very qualities that make you who you are, are your greatest asset.
In Boston, there's a palpable surge of new artistic energy. A daring cohort of young creatives is molding the city's cultural ecosystem in promising ways.