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I SEE U, Episode 38: Seeking Vision Despite Division

Principal tubist of the New Mexico Philharmonic and the Santa Fe Symphony, Richard Antoine White, shares his remarkable story of how his imagination saved his life

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Richard Antoine White survived the streets of West Baltimore as a young child and later, transformed his life – with the help of a brass instrument, the tuba! His incredible journey from experiencing homelessness to performing at concert halls across the world has inspired him to write his own memoir— "I'm Possible: A Story of Survival, a Tuba, and the Small Miracle of a Big Dream." I SEE U Host Eddie Robinson speaks candidly with acclaimed musician, Richard Antoine White, who's also the first African-American to ever earn a doctorate degree in playing the tuba. We learn the secrets to his perseverance and how he's on a mission to challenge stereotypes as well as traditional sounds of classical music.

 

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Eddie Robinson

Executive Producer & Host, I SEE U

A native of Mississippi, Eddie started his radio career as a 10th grader, working as a music jock for a 100,000-Watt (Pop) FM station and a Country AM station simultaneously. While Mississippi Governor Ray Mabus had nominated him for the U.S. Naval Academy in 1991, Eddie had an extreme passion...

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