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TRADING 4s Drs Modeste and Wes

TRADING 4s with Drs. Modeste & Wes

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What can the jazz process tell us about life: education, democracy, business, government, culture? Get in on the rhythm as Jackie Modeste, Ph.D. and Wesley J. Watkins, IV, Ph.D. trade fours on topics beyond the bandstand with special guests from around the globe. Dr. Modeste is an educator and founder of The Global Roundhouse, a boutique consulting firm that specializes in educational products. (http://theglobalroundhouse.com). “Dr. Wes” is Founder of The Jazz & Democracy Project® (http://www.jazzanddemocracy.com). Opening music: “Creole” by Etienne Charles from the album “Creole Soul” https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/creole/id660418377?i=660418379 Closing music: “The Folks” by Etienne Charles from the album “Creole Soul” https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/the-folks/id660418377?i=660418380 More at www.etiennecharles.com

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