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With Classically Black, Session 1

Dalanie Harris and Katie Brown,
hosts of Classically Black Podcast

Kenneth Brown II, Principal Trumpet of the Inner City Youth Orchestra of Los Angeles (ICYOLA)
Jackelinne Rodríguez, 19, cello YOLA at EXPO Center alum / UCLA class of 2023, Ethnomusicology

TUE / JULY 14 - 10AM PDT

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About This Event

Join Classically Black Podcast hosts Dalanie and Katie in a conversation with Kenneth Brown II and Jackelinne Rodriguez, as they discuss their origin stories and how they incorporate aspects of their culture into their artistic pursuits as college students. They will explore questions of identity, culture, career pathways, and much more.

 Classically Black Podcast

Classically Black Podcast shows listeners the world of classical music through the eyes of Dalanie and Katie: two Black classical musicians on the rise, looking to share their perspective with a new and interesting twist. Classically Black Podcast centers Black voices and challenges ideas of what the field of classical music looks like. Additionally, by including humor and references to popular culture, the hosts aim to make classical music more approachable to listeners who are not classically trained. At its core, Classically Black Podcast was created with the purpose of showing Black musicians that even in an industry that so clearly lacks diversity, they are visible and their voices matter. 

This event is for…

Young musicians looking to broaden their perspective of career pathways and their support systems (parents, teachers, administrators) who want to help.


  • Explore how your background and identity are important factors in where you decide to study music

  • Insight on how to create a pathway through developing an understanding of how music from your own culture can fit in to your artistic pursuits

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