Samora Pinderhughes, Sabaah Folayan and Joe Caravalho
Bio: Samora Abayomi Pinderhughes is a composer and pianist, known for large multidisciplinary projects and for his use of music to examine sociopolitical issues. Samora has performed in venues including Carnegie Hall, the White House, MoMA, the Sundance Film Festival, and Monterey Jazz Festival, and has toured internationally with artists including Branford Marsalis, Christian Scott, and Emily King. Samora is the creator and composer of The Transformations Suite. He has written music for artists including Kenny Barron and Common, and is the composer for the film "Whose Streets". He is also a member of Blackout for Human Rights, and was musical director for their 2016 #MLKNow and #JusticeForFlint events.
Sabaah is an award-winning storyteller who uses written and visual media to bring a fresh perspective to the urgent questions of our time. A Los Angeles native, she has thrived in vastly different environments, from South Central LA to the Upper West Side. Her outlook on social change is both inclusive and unapologetic. She attended Columbia University as a premedical student and graduated with a degree in biology. Outside-the-box thinking and passion for social good then drew her to community organizing. She honed strategic planning skills in the non-profit and grassroots sectors before becoming a filmmaker.
Joseph Caravalho is an assistant professor of digital music at Hostos Community College (CUNY). He graduated from Villanova University and earned his MFA from Long Island University Brooklyn. Before teaching at Hostos, Joseph taught at the Institute of Audio Research where he earned the 2016 Excellence in Teaching award. Joseph produces and DJs under the name Jacuzzi Jefferson. He was recently featured in Harmon Kardon and BMW's "Driving the Sound of the Future" video. His band, Pool Cosby, released their debut album in 2017 showcasing guest vocals from Raekwon of Wu-Tang Clan, Kool A.D., and Adrianne Lenker. Joseph is currently working on Pool Cosby's sophomore LP.
Residency Public Sharing: 6/29/18