Tag Archives: democracy and human rights

  1. The Gorilla & the Deep Blue (Ocean) Sea


    July 23, 2013 by Jackie Modeste


    This is a tumultuous time in the US. The Sanford, Florida, trial that let a murderer walk free reinforced various …
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  2. Train Whistle Diplomacy: Blues-Based Jazz & National Identity

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    October 1, 2012 by Jackie Modeste

    Train Whistle Diplomacy: Blues-Based Jazz and National Identity (47 – 67) Blues and swing, 48 – 51 Blues-Based jazz, 51 – …
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  3. Facebook, Jazz & the Possibilities of Global Scale

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    May 21, 2012 by Jackie Modeste


    It seems to me that Facebook aspires towards the same openness and global reach as jazz. Moreover, it seems these trajectories converge …
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  4. Six-part Harmony


    March 26, 2012 by Jackie Modeste

    Recently, I’ve written about seemingly disparate but related conversations. As if these conversations are individual musical notes, they fill my …
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  5. No Rhythm, No Rhyme


    March 22, 2012 by Jackie Modeste

    I participate in a lot of Blogs on Business, Education and International Relations. What’s always surprising to me is that …
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  6. Engage the Struggle, Let’s Swing!


    March 12, 2012 by Jackie Modeste

    Francis Fukuyama is an incredibly smart guy. I enjoy reading his work because he is thoughtful and insightful and makes …
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  7. Jazz Ensembles, Diplomacy and Emerging Markets


    March 5, 2012 by Jackie Modeste

    Collaboration is all the rage. As we figure out how to exist in our increasingly interconnected world, thought leaders have …
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