ISM fellow and composer Bongani Ndodana-Breen explores his latest composition fusing gospel text, pan-African sound, and the passion tradition. He also chats about his earlier operatic work that engages the sounds and figures of South Africa’s anti-apartheid struggle.
The group, joined by Yale CIPE Director Calvin Yu, discusses the tapestry of factors that go into determining what they “want to do when they grow up”. Placing such importance on how one answers that question can weigh heavily on an individual. While identifying interests and passions is important, placing unneeded stress on ourselves and implementing unrealistic deadlines of when decisions must be made can take us off track. Additionally, discovering new interests and passions can happen at any point in our lives! Calvin walks us through his interesting series of professions as we identify the ways by which others can keep their finger on the pulse of their own interests and passions as they develop.