Had the immense pleasure of attending and covering the 2017 Spoleto Music and Arts Festival in Charleston, South Carolina. Working with the Pulitzer Prize Winning Post and Courier provided great insight and experience. Over the course of three weeks I was lucky enough to cover a wide array of artists and events. Samples of the work are available to read below, enjoy.
Charleston Gospel Choir
Published a story covering the hip-hop scene in upstate New York. While it can be difficult for artists to be discovered, groups like Last Hope Entertainment are working hard to build something on the ground they stand on. Many artists flock to larger markets to chase their major label dreams, so it’s refreshing to see artists collaborating for a grassroots movement. Progress is a slow process, but longevity is the true reward.
Published an article on the Newhouse School website about “The Man Who Saw Too Much,” an independent Mexican film about crime photographer Enrique Metinides, who has gained a cult following in his 50 year career. The screening came as part of the 14th annual Syracuse University Human Rights Film Festival, which is organized by multiple schools throughout the university.
Traveled from Miami to Austin TX for my first SXSW experience. Connected with old partners, linked up with new ones and helped run a successful event. Here is a recap of #NoBigDealSXSW with A3C, Erace The Hate, and Reebok. Performances featured Mick Jenkins, Nick Grant, Hefna Gwap, and more. All hosted by Virginia’s own MicxSic. Thanks to all who came out.
Stay on the lookout for Erace The Hate content, with their #LegalizePeace campaign in full kick off, there’s about to be new gear, music and scholarship opportunities.
New post in the Miami New Times, remembering the legacy of Trayvon Martin. Click the pic to hit.