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PANEL: Words and Music: Powering Up

Olabanji Akinola, Tegan Ceschi-Smith

Published: 2011-09-08

VIDEO: Olabanji Akinola discusses the role of lyrical improvisation in a Nigerian context. Tegan Ceschi-Smith provides a description of Charles Mingus' "Fables of Faubus" as well as the Carnegie Center Jazz Band's performance of the piece and its associated social commentary.

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  • words_and_music_powering_up_part_one_full.mp4

    507 MB | video/mp4


...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)