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INTERVIEW: Wayde Compton

Wayde Compton, Paul Watkins

Published: 2013-10-28

Paul Watkins interviews poet, deejay, and black historian, Wayde Compton. They discuss improvisation in music and poetry, authenticity and tradition, identity, African Canadian history in Vancouver, community, among other wide-ranging topics.

Available Files

  • Wayde_Compton_transcription.pdf

    131 KB | application/pdf

  • Compton_Watkins.m4a

    100 MB | audio/mp4

  • B.C.Blues_Compton_mix.mp3

    7 MB | audio/mpeg

  • Compton_Schizophonophilia.mp3

    19 MB | audio/mpeg

  • B.C._Blues_%28bass_mix%29.mp3

    6 MB | audio/mpeg


...partly because I know that’s the only way that we could solve a creative problem [using improvisation with children ranging in abilities] and what doesn’t work is trying to impose a template on the students who are not able to respond to that template.

– Pauline Oliveros (in working with Abilities First)