Safe Spaces in Music & Beyond

Interview Outline & Show notes 

On this episode I sat down with Lee Koonce President & Artistic Director of Gateways Music Festival. We talk about his journey from permonance to art administration. We also talk about safe spaces for people of African descent in music and other places, as well as a host of other topics.

Intro – Welcome to Podcast

Background

– How we know each other

– Lee’s professional background

Main interview topics:

– How you got into the world of the arts

– Why not just do the performance side

– Tips for others interested in this field

– What is the Gateways Music Festival & why is it so important

– Other hot topics

– Comments of why diversity, equity and inclusion are important in the fine arts

Outro

Lee to plug any upcoming events/ projects/website/social media

Music: https://www.purple-planet.com/

You Can’t Microwave Wine

Interview Outline:

On this episode I sat down with former corporate executive & my father, Troy Henry.  We talked about his ascent in “Corporate America” and ultimately becoming an entrepreneur. 

Intro – Welcome Mr. Troy Henry

 – A little about Troy & how we know each other.

Main Interview

  • Troy’s educational & professional background; how did he get into corporate world.
  • How was it climbing the corporate ladder as an African American in the 80s & 90s?
  • What made Troy leave the corporate world and branch out on his own?
  • What challenges do you face as an entrepreneur/ business owner (especially as an African American)?
  • Tips for others starting out as an entrepreneur.

Outro – any upcoming projects or things to promote for Troy.

Music: https://www.purple-planet.com/