I recently premiered a song called “Gotami’s Gone” featuring Kavita Shah (voice) and Julian Shore (piano) at Buddhist Global Relief’s 2022 online fundraiser “Creating A More Compassionate World”. The resulting article can be found here, and you can check out the video here!
Here is an as-yet unpublished essay where I apply Gramsci’s concept of the “War of Position” to my late teacher Steve Lacy’s special conception of politics he got from working with pioneering improvisers like Cecil Taylor and others. I presented this paper on a panel on “Musical Autonomy and Resistance” at the 2019 American Musicological Society. Enjoy!
Episode 1 of the Helping Hands Podcast, which I created and host for Buddhist Global Relief
Alan Senauke is a celebrated Zen priest and the abbot of the Berkeley Zen Center. He is the founder of the incredible Clearview Project and has done amazing work to help people in need in far away places like Myanmar and India, but also here in the US. I learned so much from this conversation!
Here is a new article I published in JazzEd, where I discuss teaching forms of activism and social justice in the classroom. I also reflect on my role as a White educator performer of a historically African American cultural expression. Check it out!