Samora Pinder Hughes : Representation

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Samora was interviewed at The America Project Methodology Remixed at the New School, a day-long series of workshops for hands-on practical engagement with the research-to-performance methodology established by Sekou Sundiata in his America Project, and made open for classroom adaptation in The America Project : A Teaching Method for Collaboration, Creativity and Citizenship, a project of MAPP International Productions, dance & be still arts, and Buscada.

Contributor Bio : Samora Pinder Hughes

Samora Abayomi Pinderhughes is a 22-year-old pianist and composer. A recent graduate of the Juilliard Jazz Program, Samora’s compositions have been recorded and played by Kenny Barron, John Santos, Benny Maupin, and others. Upon receiving his Bachelors of Music degree from Juilliard, Samora was awarded the Peter Mennin Prize for “Outstanding Achievement and Leadership in Music”. His teachers have included Benny Green, Patrice Rushen, Kenny Barron, Frank Foster, Roberto Carcacess, Marcus Belgrave, Frank Kimbrough, and Kendall Briggs among others.

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