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When is a Remix Stealing from the Original?

Arts | October 7, 2014 | 132 Comments

When is a Remix Stealing from the Original?

Appropriation is the intentional borrowing, copying, and alteration of preexisting images and objects. How do you determine what is considered artistic appropriation and what is considered “stealing?”

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The Best Songs Represent the Good Times We’ve Shared

Arts | March 25, 2014 | 0 Comments

The Best Songs Represent the Good Times We’ve Shared

Do you remember the song that you played with friends on your way to the beach? Or maybe the lyrics that seemed to have been written specifically for you after a bad break up? In the last two weeks, students across the country discussed how certain songs impact their lives in our #DoNowSong post. We asked students What are some of the best lyrics written and why are they meaningful to you? If you were to write a song, what would it be about?

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In the Studio with American Nomad

Art School | February 12, 2014 | 0 Comments

In the Studio with American Nomad

American Nomad is a local band that finds inspiration in roots music and many other genres, and as singer-songwriter Shiloh Parkerson notes, their tunes are reminiscent of the days “when our country was first starting to form.” Parkerson and Hassan El-Tayyab front the band, and play as both a duo or a group with a variety of instrumentalists.

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Is Pop Music Good or Do We Just Learn to Love it?

Do Now: Art and Popular Culture | December 5, 2013 | 41 Comments

Is Pop Music Good or Do We Just Learn to Love it?

The latest episode of Idea Channel explores the business side of pop music and asks how music becomes meaningful to you, “Love or hate pop music, it’s pretty hard to escape. From Katy Perry to Lady Gaga, pop songs are recorded, packaged, and sold down a well worn pipeline, designed to make you, the listener, LOVE THIS SONG! But do you really?”

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In the Studio with Aisha Fukushima

Art School | September 22, 2013 | 0 Comments

In the Studio with Aisha Fukushima

Aisha Fukushima grew up writing creatively and experiencing hip hop music around the word. As an adult, she’s channeled her love for music into a social activist project called Raptivism.

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Online Conversation on the State of Jazz Education

Arts | May 28, 2013 | 0 Comments

Online Conversation on the State of Jazz Education

Grammy Award-winning musician and composer Esperanza Spalding is the star of a new generation of jazz musicians who are breaking down barriers and introducing new audiences to the world of jazz. Spalding credits her early jazz education with longtime teacher and mentor—trumpeter Thara Memory—with giving her a foundation in the music that has changed her […]

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BAYMN FEST 2013 — June 1 & 2

Bay Area Youth Media Network | May 2, 2013 | 0 Comments

BAYMN FEST 2013 — June 1 & 2

On June 1 & 2, the Bay Area Youth Media Network (BAYMN) in partnership with KQED will present BAYMN FEST, a free two-day interactive showcase of media produced by young folks ages 12-24, hosted at the San Francisco Public Library.

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Meet the Alphabet Rockers!

Arts | March 13, 2013 | 0 Comments

Meet the Alphabet Rockers!

We recently met a group of educators known as the Alphabet Rockers and started jamming to their YouTube videos, including this one called Shape Rap that helps young students learn their shapes, and encourages them to recognize common shapes in the real world. Each of the Alphabet Rockers videos is accompanied by multiple classroom activities […]

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In the Studio with Kwesi Anku, Kwaku Manu, and Selasi Morgan

Arts | January 24, 2013 | 4 Comments

In the Studio with Kwesi Anku, Kwaku Manu, and Selasi Morgan

Kwesi Anku, Kwaku Manu, and Selasi Morgan are performing artists who teach at the East Bay Center for the Performing Arts in Richmond, CA and are members of the Bay Area’s West African Music & Dance Ensemble. Originally from Ghana, they came to the states to study dance with their professor at UC Berkeley, Dr. […]

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“Wows and Wonders” at Glenview Elementary

Arts | December 6, 2012 | 0 Comments

“Wows and Wonders” at Glenview Elementary

Arts educator and recording artist Jahi recently shared an inspiring new video with us that gives an overview of his artist residency at Glenview Elementary School in Oakland, and his philosophy about arts education. He mentions PBS’s Art:21 as a resource that inspires his teaching practice. Jahi teaches both visual art and music, and inspires […]

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