A Conversation with Jamael Dean

Thursday, May 7, 2020 - 9:00pm to 10:00pm

Hi all!!!

This Thursday from 9-10 PM EST, tune in to WKCR News and Arts for an interview with Jamael Dean, 21-year-old jazz pianist, composer, producer, and rapper. Acclaimed as a ‘jazz prodigy,’ Dean is the bandleader of “Jamael Dean and the Afronauts,” plays with the Pan-Afrikan People’s Arkestra in LA, and has toured, performed, and recorded alongside the likes of Miguel Atwood-Ferguson, Thundercat, and Kamasi Washington.

In Thursday’s conversation, Dean speaks about his musical origins and influences; the role of art education in Black community and life throughout history; how his spiritual practices inform his life, compositions, and creations; the relationship between music and unknown ancestry; Dean’s recent releases, and much more. Listen for music and conversation!