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Celebrating African Music

Featuring Jennifer Gardner and Chad Kehinde Graham.

Celebrating African Music
Celebrating African Music
Celebrating African Music

Jennifer Gardner
Born and raised in the artistically diverse Chicago, she is accustomed to understanding and connecting the nuances of building community and powerful networks.. Jennifer has served on the executive board for the Xi Lambda Chapter of Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc; helped numerous non-profit organizations reorient their goals; and small firms build effective marketing blueprints . She holds a B.A. in African & Black Diaspora Studies and minor in International Studies. and a M.A. in Africology & African American Studies from Temple University (Philadelphia, PA) specializes in popular culture, Hip-Hop, and community-based education.
Website: www.Jenniferpgardner.com


Chad Kehinde Graham
Chad Kehinde Graham is an emerging scholar-practitioner of Africana Studies and Africana Religions, as well as a student of Afro-Cuban Orisha Music. He holds a BA from Howard University, an MA in Religion from Temple University, and is completing his MA in Africana Studies at the University of Delaware. His thesis explores the role of the environment in the the reconstitution of Yoruba sacred music - and thus the broader spiritual tradition - in Cuba. His other research interests include Material Culture Studies, Environmental Studies, and Historiography. Chad has received grants or fellowships from the National Humanities Center, the Center for Material Culture Studies, and the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts. Outside of his intellectual work, Chad is an instructional coach, working with college and high school students interested in becoming teachers.

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