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Music Activism: Jeremy Danneman a positive force in our lives

Jeremy DannemanText by Sohrab Saadat Ladjevardi

Jeremy Danneman, is not a new name for you. DooDeeDoo has featured Jeremy a couple of times during the last two years. Yes, he’s  a 24/7 musician performing on and off stage…yes, he’s playing all kinds of saxophones and the clarinet…yes, he’s a composer and educator, based in New York City. BUT He’s also a music activist and the founder and president of Parade of One, an international street performance project.

He’s a good example why we need more musician like him. He’s a young gentleman who cares for his people and people outside of his circle. He wants to reach out with his music and let people know that there are other people in need. He plays music for two reasons: firstly, he wants to entertain people in a positive and intellectual way and, secondly, he wants his audience to know about things they have never heard of or don’t know at all.

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Music Activism: Parade of One Update

Photo courtesy of Jeremy Danneman

Photo courtesy of Jeremy Danneman

Text by Jeremy Danneman

Dear Friends,

Rwandans and much of the rest of the world are now commemorating the 20th anniversary of the Rwandan Genocide, when nearly a million innocent people were murdered for their ethnicity or for being political dissidents. That means it’s also the fifth anniversary of the Parade of One project, when I first went to Rwanda to share my music and myself with others and to invite people to share themselves with me as well.

I would now like to share with you a tune I wrote commemorating the Rwandan Genocide. It’s titled Murambi Blues after the Murambi Genocide Memorial where thousands of innocent victims rest today. For a limited time only, this composition will be streaming on the Parade of One website. Some of you may remember me performing an unaccompanied version of this song at the United Nations Church Center for the 16th anniversary of the genocide.

I wish those friends of mine who were affected by the events twenty years ago a peaceful commemoration. Continue reading

Please support Parade Of One’s Sophie Nzayisenga (Rwanda) campaign to invite her to NY next year!

Text and photos by Jeremy Danneman (Parade Of One)

Dear Friends,

As many of you know, I worked for two years to bring a talented Rwandan musician, Sophie Nzayisenga, to New York City in October 2013 to record, perform, and conduct educational programming with me and my colleagues, William Parker and Tim Keiper. Unfortunately due to disastrous issues obtaining Sophie’s visa, our plans were derailed.

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Music activism: Democracy, Crisis, and the Moral Imperative in the USA and Rwanda (and Why I Play Music on the Street in Rwanda) P.2

Part 1 of this article: Music activism: Democracy, Crisis, and the Moral Imperative in the USA and Rwanda (and Why I Play Music on the Street in Rwanda) P.1

  “…Since my audience and I are so foreign to own another, I will enjoy the ability to be reactive and interactive with new people and unpredictable surroundings…” Text and photos by Jeremy Danneman (Parade Of One

Note by editor: this article was posted  in Parade of One on 

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Music activism: Democracy, Crisis, and the Moral Imperative in the USA and Rwanda (and Why I Play Music on the Street in Rwanda) P.1

Text by Sohrab Saadat Ladjevardi

I think, it was on the Lorimer Station platform last Monday or Tuesday around 1:30pm on my way back home from a rehearsal when I saw a young musician setting up his note stand and warming up on his alto saxophone. Playing a kind of a blues. I liked his tone, so I greeted him and started a short conversation with him. Read more: http://www.doobeedoobeedoo.info/?p=16402

  …When I play music on the streets for Rwanda this summer, my theme will be reconciliation…” – Text and photos by Jeremy Danneman (Parade Of One

Note by editor: this article was posted  in Parade of One on 

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