My goal is to continue presenting a variety of topics and issues, to continue reflective discourse with colleagues, friends, and skeptics inside and outside of the arts community. I also intend to expand discussion of the arts into diverse artistic terrain, increase op ed pieces, shape interviews to encourage artists' opinions about the new aesthetics and socio-cultural interaction. I will continue to teach the Africana Studies 385 African American Music class at San Diego State University http://www-rohan.sdsu.edu/~afras/faculty.htm
In addition, this year, I will increase participation in artistic community activities as a musician: http://www.centerforworldmusic.org/schools/Artist-Teachers%20Individual%20Bios%20%282011-12%29/Delores%20Fisher.pdf
and lecturer: http://www.sandiego.edu/inclusion/news_events/cid_events.php.
For those who want a more music centered perspective, sonictapestry is up and running. Its scope is global with many research oriented essays. http://sonictapestry.wordpress.com . The year is just beginning. May it be one of love, faith, hope, courage, creativity and new positive, healing, productive frontiers!!!!
Happy New Year,