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Tafel Talks

May 7, 2021

Meet the Panelists of Tafel Talks: Joseph Bologne, Black & Classical

On Wednesday May 19 at 7pm EDT, we are hosting Tafel Talks: Joseph Bologne, Black & Classical. This conversation will explore the music, life, and legacy of the influential Black violinist and composer, Joseph Bologne, Chevalier de Saint-Georges. Our panel of contributors from New York, Nassau, and Toronto will unpack Bologne’s significance within past and current contexts and discuss the impact of systemic racism in music history. 

In this post, get to know the panelists and moderators of this event. 


Feb 4, 2021

From Politics to Protests: Music’s Role in Resistance

Tafel Talks: Music as Resistance moderator and panelists, headshots in montage with a white diamond in the centre.

What does it mean to push back against persecution, oppression, and injustice—and what role does music play as a catalyst for this resistance?