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Gallery: Southside concert explores social justice through music and dance



Description : ITHACA, NY - On Thursday, Southside Community Center hosted the 13th annual Community Unity Music Education Program (CUMEP) concert. When you hear the words "youth concert," it might conjure images of relatively stale productions that only parents can appreciate. This was not that kind of concert. While the faces of the performers.....



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Behind the scenes of the Community Unity Music Education Program (CUMEP) at Southside Community Center [AUDIO]



Description : We take a look at what goes on at Southside Community Center every summer. WRFI's Jimmy Jordan recently visited their Community Unity Music Education Program (CUMEP), a unique program where kids learn about music and discussing social justice as well as racism. Jordan spoke with Southside's Dr. Nia Nunn and Dr. Baruch Whitehead and captured some......



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Ithaca's Community Unity Music Education Program is on the rise



Description : That was the shout from the chorus of youngsters at Southside Community Center on a beautiful Monday morning, as they were led in a call-and-response chant by Nia Nunn-Makepeace, a psychologist at Beverly J. Martin Elementary School and one of the directors of the Community Unity Music Education Program. The Community Unity Music Education Program (or CUMEP, for short) got its start as a small after-school program in 2000, before later expanding into a summer.....



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