Lee Mixashawn Rozie; the Wave Artist
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Lee Mixashawn Rozie has been a practicing multi disciplinary and internationally acclaimed Jazz artist for the past three decades. Mr. Rozie also holds a degree in History and Ethnomusicology from Trinity College and is equally at home in academic and cultural settings. Beginning from the point of Indigenous artist, using ancient cultural principles , maritime arts and historical data both written and oral he has developed a system of "Hemispheric Principles" to inform and guide his artform, more directly referred to as "Wave Art" : sonic, aquatic percussive and harmonic.. Mixashawn offers musical performance and educational classes and workshops on Indigenous music traditional and contemporary as well as original workshops that utilize his extensive experience as performer, Indigenous artist and educator to inspire creativity and natural expression for all ages.
Lee Mixashawn Rozie has recently joined the Connecticut based organization "Hartford Performs". Mixashawn offers workshops and performances of "Decoding Race through Music" an original program that helps young people understand the facts and myths about race ethnicity and nationality informed by music and the rich mosaic of what is commonly known as "American Music" and its diverse sources.
Indigenous Roots of Social Evolution
A new Booklet by L. Mixashawn Rozie
Available on Kindle EBooks
Indigenous Roots of Social Evolution: Interpretation of Historical Data, is a compact guide to Connecticut's Indigenous People, history, relationship to regional Natives and our impact on the modern world. This fresh perspective on Indigenous history is written for scholars, students and everyday people to get a clear picture of how Native people lived before and after colonization. It takes us from before time as we know it through colonial, revolutionary and antebellum life in New England. It concludes with a 21st century postscrip on Hemispheric Principles of creativity, tradition and the continuum of Indigenous evolution.
But most importantantly it shatters the colonial bounderies most histories portray Indigenous people within.