Small Ensemble

LICKETY SPLIT

As young boy, I worked with my grandfather during the summers paving driveways in Rocky Mount, Virginia. He was a task master. Things had to be done the right way and with haste when he asked for it in his own playful way.

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JOURNEY

Journey is inspired by the following poem: Life is a Journey From once proximal end to other.

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ELEGY: A CRY FROM THE GRAVE

This piece is an artistic reflection dedicated to those who have been murdered wrongfully by an oppressive power; namely Trayvon Martin, Eric Garner and Michael Brown.

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CATCH ON FIRE

As the son of a Pentecostal preacher, no other memory stands out more than being a part of a “tarrying service”. The “tarry service”, usually on Friday nights, was for those members (mostly teenagers) who had not received the gift of the Holy Spirit.

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be still and know

This piece was inspired by an interview with Oprah Winfrey

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stir crazy

Commissioned by the Gabriela Lena Frank Music Academy in response to the COVID 19 pandemic.

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WARMTH FROM OTHER SUNS

Between 1916 and 1970, the mass exodus of African-Americans leaving the rural South, seeking homes in the urban West, Midwest, and Northeast became known as the Great Migration.

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loop

The pandemic of COVID-19 has continued to influence my social, professional and personal life in ways that I never imagined.

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As young boy, I worked with my grandfather during the summers paving driveways in Rocky Mount, Virginia. He was a task master. Things had to be done the right way and with haste when he asked for it in his own playful way.
Read More
This piece is an artistic reflection dedicated to those who have been murdered wrongfully by an oppressive power; namely Trayvon Martin, Eric Garner and Michael Brown.
Read More
As the son of a Pentecostal preacher, no other memory stands out more than being a part of a “tarrying service”. The “tarry service”, usually on Friday nights, was for those members (mostly teenagers) who had not received the gift of the Holy Spirit.
Read More
Between 1916 and 1970, the mass exodus of African-Americans leaving the rural South, seeking homes in the urban West, Midwest, and Northeast became known as the Great Migration.
Read More
cOMPONENT divider

loop

The pandemic of COVID-19 has continued to influence my social, professional and personal life in ways that I never imagined.

WARMTH FROM OTHER SUNS

Between 1916 and 1970, the mass exodus of African-Americans leaving the rural South, seeking homes in the urban West, Midwest, and Northeast became known as the Great Migration.

JOURNEY

Journey is inspired by the following poem: Life is a Journey From once proximal end to other.

stir crazy

Commissioned by the Gabriela Lena Frank Music Academy in response to the COVID 19 pandemic.

ELEGY: A CRY FROM THE GRAVE

This piece is an artistic reflection dedicated to those who have been murdered wrongfully by an oppressive power; namely Trayvon Martin, Eric Garner and Michael Brown.

be still and know

This piece was inspired by an interview with Oprah Winfrey

LICKETY SPLIT

As young boy, I worked with my grandfather during the summers paving driveways in Rocky Mount, Virginia. He was a task master. Things had to be done the right way and with haste when he asked for it in his own playful way.

CATCH ON FIRE

As the son of a Pentecostal preacher, no other memory stands out more than being a part of a “tarrying service”. The “tarry service”, usually on Friday nights, was for those members (mostly teenagers) who had not received the gift of the Holy Spirit.