Episode 4

Published on:

15th Apr 2021

It's So Impor'ant

What's up, Scorekeepers! It's week 4 of The Score! It's been another depressing and infuriating week here in Minneapolis and on this week's ep, Lee, Paige and Rocky do their best to absorb the shock of seeing another young Black man's life taken by police officers in their community. Rest in Power, Daunte Wright, Sr. (Please scroll down in the show notes to see ways you can help Daunte's family and the Brooklyn Center community.) Next, they tackle Amazon Prime's ultraviolent, new horror show Them, a series which begs the question who exactly is the violent degradation of Black bodies in art for? And finally, after a hard week, as always we'll all head into the weekend with a moment of Pure Black Joy. Let's do it to it!

Hosts: Lee Bynum, Rocky Jones, Paige Reynolds

Producer: Rocky Jones


Daunte Wright - 01:10

Them and the Banality of Black Trauma in Art - 29:51

PB&J: Uplifting the Southern Black Girls and Women's Consortium - 1:02:31


Donate to the Daunte Wright Sr. Memorial Fund

Support Daunte's son by sending direct help to his mother, Chyna

Check here for updates on how to help Brooklyn Center protesters and residents

"Don’t Call African-American Theatre Black Theatre: It’s Like Calling a Dog a Cat" by Dominic Taylor

The Southern Black Girls and Women’s Consortium

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About the Podcast

The Score
News and commentary about opera, classical music, and pop culture seen through an antiracist and anti-oppressive lens
It's time to put opera on game! Hosts Lee Bynum, Paige Reynolds, and Rocky Jones are three Black and queer artists, pop culture aficionados, and arts administrators at Minnesota Opera, who are working every day to bring more diversity, equity, and inclusivity into opera and classical music. The Score is their provocative, thoughtful, and humorous commentary on the industry's past, present, and future, as seen through an anti-racist and anti-oppressive lens. Each episode features a variety of stories from a variety of perspectives that bring People of the Global Majority, queer, trans and nonbinary folks, and everyone else into the discussion of ownership over and access to the art form. From the opera house to the statehouse to your house, each episode will amplify the voices of those in the field who are pushing the boundaries of what opera is, who it is for, and how it can transform us and our communities. New episodes come out every other Wednesday!