culture bearer pathways
Using Roots Music to Confront Racism
A culture bearer is a person who's deeply rooted in the layers of their heritage, to the degree that they are confident in transmitting the eligible parts of their culture to others. As Americans, being aware of the influence of Black American culture on our country is essential to becoming a well-rounded culture bearer.
To provide this grounding, Rhapsody's curriculum development lead, Liana Green, established our Culture Bearer Pathways program. Each participant will receive exclusive access to the following every month:
+ a fresh batch of resources (articles, podcasts, books and playlists) to explore at your own pace.
+ virtual meetings and interview sessions with Rhapsody leaders and other relevant tradition bearers to each month's topic.
+ feedback sessions where participants will have the opportunity to collaboratively expand the pathways program in dialogue with tRp staff and volunteer coordinators.
Eventually, this program will include pathways for many dimensions of one's heritage. But, to begin with, all are taught to understand the ways in which contributions of Black Americans - such as spirituals, work songs, string band music - are foundational to the development of America's cultural and economic identity.
for ages 16 and up
Two 60-minute sessions each month
fee $10 / month
Rolling basis, starts January 1, 2022