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The Main Course (w/Damian Norfleet)
Episode 5714th June 2023 • The Score • Minnesota Opera
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Hi hi, Scorekeepers! It's time for another episode of your favorite podcast, THE SCORE! This week's episode has been two years in the making and, considering he's married to one of us, I can't believe it's taken all this time to finally nab today's fabulous guest: singer, composer, activist and all-around brilliant and lovely person, Damian Norfleet! Join us as he shares his insightful thoughts and opinions on the state of arts education and what institutions should avoid when commissioning work from Black artists. Plus, we have a chit-chat about the commercialization of Juneteenth and, of course, a little PBJ to help you finish out the week strong! Let's do it to it, y'all!

Oh, and mark your calendars, because next episode is our annual Juneteenth panel. Plus, we'll be making a HUGE announcement about the show! Don't miss it!

Hosts: Lee Bynum, Rocky Jones, Paige Reynolds (Iya Inawale)

Guest: Damian Norfleet

Producer: Rocky Jones

Music: "Praise Pecola!" by Damian Norfleet



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