High school band won’t purchase music by white composers this year

“We made a commitment this year to only buy music from composers of color,” Brian Lukkasson, one of the directors at the school outside St. Paul, Minnesota, told NPR.

Which he said has been a difficult task.

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  • FactsWillOut

    Zulu tribesmen and Native Healing Circles make a pretty catchy racket.

  • GrimmCreeper

    There’s tons of classical music from non white composers. There’s Snoop Dog Von Be a Ho Van, Jamichael Brahms, Notorious Wolfdiddy Mozart, YoMamma Bach, LL Cool Chopin and so many more.

    • Etobicoke_Gladiator

      I always imagined the greatest black composers (I refuse to write “African Americans” since they were born in the USA and are not “African”) were guys like Miles Davis, Duke Ellington, Scott Joplin, and so on.

      Hip Hop and Rap, to my ear, are unmusical and perhaps only significant for the non-musical/cultural element in which I have zero interest. In any case, orchestral music along with the instruments themselves are all of European origin.

      If this high school band wants to do it properly, let them entirely abandon the western musical tradition and use only instruments of African origin. For food, they might also desire to entirely avoid eating any western food, and for technology they might as well abandon all “white” inventions, too. https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/4f0cc94d23a94514f221bc58296eec2d4294ca9cb3249a63e5ab4dfd3dd974e3.jpg

    • Beyvaldi too.

  • Gary

    Will they refuse to use the Invention by white males because they would have to turn off the AC power , stop using iPhones, unplug PC, stop taking cars or buses , no Hospital visits , no pens , no oil based clothes , no bicycles , no glasses, band aids, dental work, train use , basket ball , shavers and dozens of other items.
    Looks like their stuck with peanut butter , stop sign, air brake hoses , rag time muslim by Joplin , rap music with no more than 20 words, plus a few items with no value in schools.

    Liberia might start to look good but it has the same invention by white men…just few white people.

  • Just wait unitl we have quotas for listening to ‘composers of color’.

    • Etobicoke_Gladiator

      Please — Don’t give Trudeau and/or the CBC any ideas!

      • Maggat

        Count my click up to be at least a dozen.

  • Hard Little Machine

    Be sure they mean that any random Arab or Muslim doesn’t count in the ban.

  • Tsquare

    And who is supposed to be the racist with their bigoted actions?

    • Etobicoke_Gladiator

      C’mon, get with the program. Only whites (almost always white males, of course) can be racist.

      Non-whites are merely attempting to “preserve” their precious culture.

      • Reader

        Or as the lefties like to say, “Get with the pogrom!”

  • Dana Garcia

    Musicians can ditch their western-invented instruments and all take up drumming in the traditional style. Hey, it’s got a catchy beat!

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iW2Ht2fuP2w

  • bargogx1

    Hmm, purchasing based on race. I think there’s a word for that…

  • Raymond Hietapakka
  • Tom Forsythe

    Clarinet is a European instrument, which could never have developed on the African or North American continents. Maybe China.

  • Reader

    Here’s a song about anthropology, for y’all.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EssQVjpRzf4

  • mauser 98
  • J. C.

    No more music from white composers??? In that case, they can just replace the entire school band with a cheap drum machine…

    • Alain

      Yes, they should not be able to use any “white” musical instrument either.

      • J. C.

        So no drum machine, either… Didgeridoos and bongos only! 😉

      • Observer

        Or use electricity either!

  • Maggat

    “Which he said has been a difficult task.”
    No shit batman or should I say batperson. This will certainly reduce your repertoire to a few old pop hits and rap. Best of luck.

  • Kellman Amos

    Another example of racism in US educational institutions.

  • So Bach, Vivaldi, Tchaikovsky are out?

  • MatterEater

    So all the cultural music of Armenia is off the table. Same with Latvia. What a bunch of hateful privileged silver spoon

  • dance…dancetotheradio

    High school band is a racket anyway.