Item 6 - Interview with Leighton Harrell conducted by Hillary Chu

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Interview with Leighton Harrell conducted by Hillary Chu


  • November 10, 2020 (Creation)

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1 video recording (57 min., 38 sec.) : mp4

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Item is a video recorded interview between Rosemonde Desjardins (interviewer, representative of FoMARA) and Leighton Harrell (interviewee). Leighton Harrell is a bassist and composer from Raleigh, North Carolina, currently attending the University of Toronto's Jazz Performance program. Leighton has held a biweekly residency at Poetry Jazz Cafe with his quartet since 2019. He has also performed at venues such as The Toronto Jazz Festival, the Kensington Market Jazz Festival, and Toronto Meridian Centre for the Arts. As a composer and artist, Leighton draws inspiration from hymns and spirituals, folk music, and various traditions of Black American Music. Leighton and Hillary's conversation covers topics including Black AMerican Music, colonialism, cultural appropriation, performative diversity, and music pedagogy.

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