[Dixielandjazz] Music for all populations?
meggraf at hotmail.com
Fri Apr 25 14:25:08 PDT 2003
I was recently approached about a possible gig for a graduation celebration.
I submitted a demo
recording, information about the band, the usual details, and was told that
"the committee" would
get back to me within a few days.
In subsequent conversations with the organizers, I was asked if the music we
partner-style dancing." I responded that the music we play is suitable for
listening and for dancing,
whether the person dances alone, with another person, in a circle, square,
line, or whatever.
We did not get the gig, as the committee chair expressed concern that
and transgendered individuals might not feel "comfortable" with music that
in her opinion
"encouraged heterosexual partner-style dancing."
I am not sorry we did not get the gig, but I am distressed at attempts to
and compartmentalize music.
My question for listmates: Have you been faced with a similar situation?
If so, how did you handle it?
Keep jazzin'! Best regards,
Meg [who just wants to play tunes] and Big George
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