Mederi Muzik

Mederi Muzik

DeMarisa Steeley and Dorian Wallace explore the integrative effects of music and other creative practices and their therapeutic impact on the trauma of colonialism, classism, racism, mass incarceration, and culture.

Ep. 7 - Christian Fascism (Christian Nationalism, White Christian Culture, and the Religious Right)
Aug 13 2022
Ep. 7 - Christian Fascism (Christian Nationalism, White Christian Culture, and the Religious Right)
Christian nationalism has become a buzzword among conservative activists such as Congresswomen Marjorie Taylor Greene, Lauren Boebert, and conservative activist Charlie Kirk. We believe we need to call it what it is: Christian Fascism. For this episode, we had a great conversation with Andrew Griffin and Glen McDaniel, two musicians of faith who are continuously deconstructing the phenomena of White Christian Culture, how it affects our society, and how we may confront this socially learned sickness.Christian nationalists believe the United States is meant to be a Christian nation and seek to "reclaim" the nation for God. Support for right-wing politicians and social issues, such as immigration, gun, and poverty legislation, is better understood as Christian nationalism rather than evangelicalism per se.Christian nationalism's fundamental tenets can be summarized as follows:The federal government should declare the United States a Christian nation.The federal government should advocate Christian values.The federal government should not enforce the strict separation of church and state.The federal government should allow religious symbols in public spaces.The success of the United States is part of God's plan.The federal government should allow prayer in public schools.Andrew Griffin: Three: Rohr: Origins of Christianity: Osaze: - Jealous: Christian Nationalism: The Deep Story Behind the Capitol Insurrection: the show
Ep. 6 - Lecolion Washington
Aug 6 2022
Ep. 6 - Lecolion Washington
Listen to Lecolion's album “Legacy: Music for Bassoon by African-American Composers.”After over 20 years as a performing bassoonist, 15 years as a music professor, and ten years as an arts administrator, Lecolion Washington has established himself as a leader for the next generation of arts entrepreneurs; and he has been a staunch advocate for the relevance of music as an agent for social change. Lecolion is the Executive Director of Community Music Center of Boston. Before moving to Boston, Lecolion was the Co-Founder/Executive Director of the PRIZM Ensemble in Memphis from 2009-2017, and he was the founder of the PRIZM International Chamber Music Festival. In 2015, he was named one of the Memphis Business Journal’s Top 40 Under 40. He was selected as a 2019 Musical America’s Top Professional of the Year, honoring Innovators, Independent Thinkers, and Entrepreneurs celebrated as a 2020 Boston HUBWeek “Change Maker,” and he is the 2020 Chamber Music America Conference Planning Committee Chair. He was selected as one of Musical America’s 2019 Professionals of the Year, honoring Innovators, Independent Thinkers, and Entrepreneurs celebrated as a 2020 Boston HUBWeek “Change Maker,” and was a 2020 Chamber Music America Conference Planning Committee Chair. Lecolion was a recipient of the Sphinx’s Organization’s MPower Artist Grant to support a mentorship initiative for young artists and entrepreneurs in 2020-21. Lecolion has performed solo recitals and master classes at colleges and universities worldwide as a bassoonist. He has been a featured solo and chamber musician throughout the U.S., Brazil, South Africa, Canada, and Switzerland. As an orchestral musician, Lecolion has performed as guest principal and/or co-principal bassoon with orchestras such as the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra and the Sphinx Symphony Orchestra. He served on the faculty of the Stellenbosch International Chamber Music Festival in South Africa from 2006-2013. His CD entitled “Legacy: Music for Bassoon by African-American Composers” was released on the Albany Records label.Support the show