During the January terms of 2016 and 2018, both cold and snowy nights, high school students were invited to one of the final classes at City College to meet with graduate students who were studying Art and Theater Education. This interaction was meant to break away from the formalities of “teacher” and “student” in an effort to speak on our common humanity.
We spoke about barriers and hurdles young people face when getting involved with the arts and the lasting impact that a strong arts education can have on an individual as they grow older. In our conversations, there were similar threads that emerged, such as ways that working/studying within the arts can be both limiting and freeing, and ways that we all must navigate the day-to-day while balancing our creative drives.
Finally, we closed on an agreement: that each group of high school and graduate students would send a playlist to one another. This was more than just a courtesy, but a recognition that no matter one’s power dynamics that are often at play between “teacher” and “student” there will always be new things to share with one another.
Art Ed was coordinated with the help of Marilyn Casey.
2016 Student Collaborators: Michelle Abreu, Myar Alkhulaqi, Nyle Blades, Vania Bravo, Artie Claudio, Kenny Diaz, Nawal Elghourab, Tiffany Fermin, Kate Flores, Uma Gayadin, Josh Goberdhan, Hinny Lakshmanan, Leo Loyoal, Syeda Mahbub, Jesus Morales, Taeron Hamlett, and Brianna Thomas.
2018 Student Collaborators: Faaizah Afoda, Minal Ahmar, Amos Amigon, Abdul Balde, Maria Butt, Smile Butt, Sidrat Habib, Abigail Haslam, Ethan Kalb, Martinez, Adrianna Ogando, Jennifer Reyes-Morales, Sakin Sarower, Natalia Sawicka, and Simon Wu.
A Truly Dynamite Playlist: as put together by the Art Education and Theater Education Graduate students at City College- Winter 2016- for the awesome teens we worked with! Enjoy!
'Say you love me' by Jessie Ware
Gravity' by Sara Bareilles
Song #1 "Glory"
Song # 2 "Thalassa"
The Knife - "Heartbeats"
Air Waves - "Milky Way"
Falling Slowly by The Swell Season
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j6slEoCqDD8 (Skip to 1:27 if you don't want to watch the whole scene....it's from a movie)
Chasing The Sun by Sara Bareilles
I wanna go outside in the rain: The dramatics
Tom Waits and Iggy Pop: Coffee and Cigarettes
St. Lucia - Elevate
Neutral Milk Hotel - Two Headed Boy
Bikini Kill - Rebel Girl
Sleater Kinney - Modern Girl
Screaming Females- Doom 84
The Bouncing Souls- True Believers
The M(HS)2 - 2016 PLAYLIST: For the awesome Art and Theater Ed grad students at City College!
TRACK 1: Syeda: “Riptide” by Vance Joy
TRACK 2: Kate: “Rosa” by Deputies
TRACK 3: Umadai: “Tired of Midnight blues” by George Harrison
TRACK 4: Hinny: “Hello” by Adele
TRACK 5: Brianna: “I Want” by Madeintyo
TRACK 6: Leo: "She's not there" by The Zombies
TRACK 7: Jesus: “Who Be Lovin' Me” by Santigold (feat. ILOVEMAKONNEN)
TRACK 8: Vania: “Castle” by Halsey
TRACK 9: Tiffany: “Sugar we’re goin’ down” by Fall Out Boy
TRACK 10: Artie: “American Daydream” by Electric Guest
TRACK 11: Kenny: “Barbie Girl” by Aqua
TRACK 12: Kozak: “The Decline” by NOFX
TRACK 13: Nyle: “Palm trees” by Flatbush Zombies
TRACK 14: Joshua: “Love on Top” by Beyonce
TRACK 15: Michelle: “Gemini” by Alabama Shakes
TRACK 16: Myar: “Formation” by Beyonce
Car Radio by 21 Pilots
Battle Scars by Lupe Fiasco & Guy Sebastian
Ororor The Show Goes On by Lupe Fiasco
I want it that way by BSB
Girls dem sugar by Beenie man
Give it to me by Jay z and pharrell
The Girl from IpanemaStan Getz & Joao Gilberto www.youtube.com/watch?v=j8VPmtyLqSY
Get Away, Dontcha, and Special Affair by The Internet
Lost, Suitcase, Angels, Heaven only knows by Chance the rapper
Green light, Save Room by John legend
Diplomats Son by Vampire Weekend
Oldie, and Analog 2 by Odd future
Bless up Lion Dj Kahled