Hello Australia, Ukraine, and India!
Holiday season is officially underway here in the USA. I gotta tell you, I can't remember ever watching so many made for television holiday movies with such diverse actors! It's refreshing.
Sending a shout out to our new Africana Studies Department faculty member in the College of Arts and Letters here at San Diego State University, Sureshi M. Jayardene, Phd. https://africana.sdsu.edu/our-faculty/jayawardene
Dr. "J," as she is known to students, specializes in western Indian Ocean Africa diaspora studies. And, yes students who read my blog, I DO think she's really super cool with major scholar skills!!
Oh yea, as fall 2018 semester ends and finals fade into the past, students, administration, staff, and faculty anticipate a brief break before Spring 2019 semester rolls into the all too near present. I am already setting up my 2019 schedule as educator/lecturer, guest speaker, pianist, and poet.
I heard from three of my favorite people over Thanksgiving.
First, opera soprano Malesha Taylor. Now Education Coordinator with the Atlanta Opera company, she recently did a Ted Talks.
Next is opera Baritone Nicholas Newton.
And, composer Jude Thomas whom I've known since he was a teenager. Here is one of his piano compositions performed in concert
Speaking of music, my 2017 list of popular Christmas Songs (My Christmas Jams!) are still my favorite. Click on and enjoy.
Just a brief update and hello,