Last Friday (May 31), folk legend Paul Stookey (of Peter, Paul and Mary fame) and his legacy initiative, Music2Life hosted a unique musical experience with rising urban alternative stars Carolyn Malachi and Jasiri X, among others. The event, Music Matters, took place at the 26th annual National Conference on Race and Ethnicity as part of an initiative to to challenge young artists to create “music of meaning” and be a part of the “soundtrack for social change.” Enjoy photographer Willow Haley‘s shots from the evening.
Read the full event wrap-up and interviews with Paul and Liz Stookey, Carolyn Malachi and Jasiri X here by Jocelyne Ninneman and Annie Weldon here.
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All photos courtesy of Willow Haley. For more photos from the New Orleans music scene visit OffBeat’s Flickr page.