A Moment In Time: Louis Armstrong in Leopoldville

Last week, Deja Patterson wrote briefly about Louis Armstrong in Leopoldville. Therefore, I thought it was only fitting to share the article I wrote about Leopoldville and how he stopped a war. It'll be featured in the fall issue of The Dippermouth. With everything happening in contemporary culture surrounding civil discourse, we’re often confronted with... Continue Reading →

It All Starts Here

When I began this fellowship, I would have never thought I’d be able to easily give a tour to a group of people, let alone one person, and do it with such ease. Despite having a speech impediment and the tendency to get nervous, I’ve given tours to so many people at the house and... Continue Reading →

A New Structure

More than often, I’m reminded that the work we do here at the house and archives is remarkable, simply because it’s all about the legacy of one person, one man, and legend –– Louis Armstrong. Over the span of six decades, Armstrong’s career trajectory noticeably represented that of a world renowned musician, philanthropist, activist, ambassador... Continue Reading →

Hear Me Now

Often in life, our experiences affirm the career trajectory we presumably aim, or expect, to follow. For many of us, there’s an innate feeling that draws us towards something – and somehow we stick to it. I stuck to art, not merely to play, but as a catalyst for life. And now, I arrive here... Continue Reading →

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