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Fenway Studios Interview with Jean Etienne

Fenway Studios Interview with Jean Etienne

Jean Étienne – Celebrating 20 years of Service with Fenway Studios  Last week Fenway Alliance member Fenway Studios celebrated 20-year anniversary of their superintendent,  Jean Étienne.   A socially distanced party, in the back of the building, was held in his honor.  See below for photos! Jean Etienne By Fenway Studios Artist Kayla Mohammadi Earlier this summer I had an opportunity to talk to Jean about his background, his life, and how he came to the Boston area. Here is his story: When […]

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September Artist Spotlight: Red Shaydez

September Artist Spotlight: Red Shaydez

Red Shaydez, whose name comes from a combo of red sunglasses and her nickname Shay, melds conscious rap, trap, and gangsta rap to shape innovative lyrical narratives about self-awareness, being self-made, triumphs, and struggles. This multi-faceted Boston-native powerhouse is a hip-hop artist, professional video producer, lyricist, filmmaker, public speaker, and youth mentor. Red’s undeniable talent and electric personality have been widely praised by both local and national media such as MTV, Fox 25 News, Hot 96.9, Boston Magazine, WBUR, Dig Boston, […]

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Boston Artist Spotlight: Marcus Santos

Boston Artist Spotlight: Marcus Santos

Contemporary percussionist, musical educator, and activist Marcus Santos is a native of Bahia, Brazil. Having been raised in the uniquely rich African-influenced culture of Bahia, Santos has passionately committed his life to the study, preservation, and teaching of Afro-Brazilian music and heritage. His dedication to this cause has earned him a variety of opportunities and international success. After first studying music and business at the Universidade Federal da Bahia, Marcus obtained a scholarship to Fenway Alliance Member Institution Berklee College of Music, where he received […]

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August Artist Spotlight: Marcus Santos

August Artist Spotlight: Marcus Santos

Contemporary percussionist, musical educator, and activist Marcus Santos is a native of Bahia, Brazil. Having been raised in the uniquely rich African-influenced culture of Bahia, Santos has passionately committed his life to the study, preservation, and teaching of Afro-Brazilian music and heritage. His dedication to this cause has earned him a variety of opportunities and international success. After first studying music and business at the Universidade Federal da Bahia, Marcus obtained a scholarship to Fenway Alliance Member Institution Berklee College […]

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Fenway Alliance New Initiative

Fenway Alliance New Initiative

Since 2001, when the Fenway Alliance founded and established the first Opening Our Doors Festival in the Fenway neighborhood of Boston, Black Artists have given generously of their talent, their art, and their creativity — challenging our thinking and transforming our public and private events. In recognition of these contributions and the contributions of works by Black Artists across our entire City, the Fenway Alliance, beginning this week, will expand the focus of our email newsletter and social media presence […]

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Fenway Alliance Statement & Pledge

Fenway Alliance Statement & Pledge

“Justice is what love looks like in public.” Dr. Cornell West June 5, 2020 The Fenway Alliance stands in solidarity and allied with all who are working courageously for racial justice and the dismantling of structural, systemic racism.  We stand by, with, and for you.   As an academic and cultural membership organization, we support and vow to assist our 21-members’ sincere, vigorous, and sustained actions towards shifting institutional cultures to become more equitable, safe, representative of, and welcoming to all. We pledge […]

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