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Brooklyn Youth Chorus

My Visit to Brooklyn Youth Chorus

Michael Kaiser | Posted 12.01.2012 | Arts
Michael Kaiser

Imagine if the opportunity for creativity and self-expression were open to all. Imagine if every young person could learn to channel their energy through the discipline of an art form.

Crossing Brooklyn Ferry Festival and the Invisible Architecture of Musical Taste

Daniel J. Kushner | Posted 07.22.2012 | Arts
Daniel J. Kushner

Upon experiencing Crossing Brooklyn Ferry, however -- the New York City festival that Bryce Dessner and Aaron Dessner of the band The National were commissioned by Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM) to curate -- genre distinctions emerged more grossly superficial than ever before.

The Color and the Shape: Where the Brooklyn Youth Chorus Meets Sacred Harp

Daniel J. Kushner | Posted 05.23.2012 | New York
Daniel J. Kushner

While the genres of punk and metal may seem like the unlikeliest of bedfellows for a musical tradition born out of religious practice, their common American music ancestry may help to explain Sacred Harp's cultural staying power.