This edition: Music: Inside and Outside of CUNYTweet
Original tape date: February 13, 2013.
First aired: February 24, 2013.
This month, the news magazine show about CUNY dives headfirst into music. First, we visit with the freestyle hip-hop outfit the Cyphers, who perform on the Brooklyn College campus and on campus radio. We take a quick look at the CUNY Graduate Centerâ€™s Foundation for Iberian Music. Afterwards, we go to a rehearsal with the Brown Rice Family, a freewheeling reggae/soul/hip hop band with five City College graduates. Then, pianist Quynh Nguyen of Hunter College takes us on a journey through the music of Chopin and Ravel. Mark Dolan of John Jay College offers up his very unique â€“ and possibly quite controversial â€“ take on Bruce Springsteen, and we close with Eddie Grupper, a City College graduate who is making his way in the world of engineering and recording music for commercials. Lastly we detour over to York College and look at the campusâ€™ performing arts space.
Marc Dolan Author, Associate Professor, English and Film Studies, John Jay College of Criminal Justice
Eddie Grupper Alumnus, Composer, Engineer, City College
Roger Hanson Alumnus , Brooklyn College
Melissa Juste Student, Brooklyn College
Yuichi Lida Former Student, Musician, City College, Brown Rice Family
Quynh Nguyen Adjunct Assistant Professor, Pianist , Hunter College
Antoni Piza Director, Graduate Center, Foundation for Iberian Music
Sticky Rice Former Student, Musician, City College, Brown Rice Family
Thomas Zlabinger Music Coordinator, York College