119 minutes | Oct 13, 2021

Opus 120 - Church Socks

Daniel Kumapayi doesn't just want to create pathways toward his own artistic success - he's founded an organization called Àkójọpọ̀, which was built to support musicians in Nigeria who, despite lacking essential resources, are still committed to their own artistic successes. He chats with Garrett about the challenges of international arts philanthropy, the ways that people can support Àkójọpọ̀, and a little about his favorite (and not-so-favorite) Nigerian foods. Scott highlights the many sounds of music created by Indigenous artists, Garrett celebrates a fashion shift in orchestral performance spaces, and more. The guys close with a discussion on gun violence, the over-commodification of cannabis, and the problem of a continue reverence of Christopher Columbus. Playlist: Percy Grainger - "Colonial Song" (perf. UMich Symphony Band: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bJBI6rdETsk) Ludwig van Beethoven - "Scherzo" from Symphony No. 9 perf. London Symphony Orchestra - "Paint It Black" J25 - "Land Back" John Murphy - "In the House - In a Heartbeat" Louis Ballard - "Katcina Dances" Tiwa Savage - "Koroba" Àkójọpọ̀ Virtual Concert: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1zJSh1BZ_pU More: Follow Àkójọpọ̀: https://www.instagram.com/akojopomf/ Support Àkójọpọ̀: https://www.akojopomf.com Downbeat (Common speaks to the Breakfast Club): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i80sikOxvPs&t=18s A Composer Speaks Up In Defense of Bright Sheng: https://slippedisc.com/2021/10/a-composer-speaks-up-in-defence-of-bright-sheng/?fbclid=IwAR1pDQPMIZqFpmX7ddrRcpcehnVCdXsrEp7c6ZvHTYkvDJ_tnj7O8i_dIdw Orchestras Ditch the Tailcoats: https://www.inquirer.com/columnists/philadelphia-orchestra-fashion-white-tie-tails-20211006.html?fbclid=IwAR3wdIJhIXuA1unxouZ96VS9r3x0-4sPEK3ylK0YzzFLAHvLm9fWtrKNPwQ First Indigenous Woman To Judge Grammys: https://www.wpr.org/change-future-music-hip-hop-artist-first-indigenous-woman-judge-grammys Biden restores Utah’s monuments: https://www.deseret.com/utah/2021/10/8/22716450/5-things-you-need-to-know-about-bidens-decision-on-utahs-monuments-public-lands-tourism-bears-ears
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