Kyra Gaunt is a Brooklyn-based singer-songwriter – a vocation she combines with her position as an Associate Professor of anthropology, ethnomusicology, and black studies at Baruch College-CUNY.

Combining her twin vocations as educator and vocal artist, Kyra Gaunt’s mission is to “voice what matters through song, scholarship and social media” (see www.kyraocityworks.com for more details.) Her book The Games Black Girls Play: Learning the Ropes from Double-Dutch to Hip-hop (NYU Press 2006) was awarded the 2007 Merriam Prize by the Society for Ethnomusicology (“most outstanding book in the field of ethnomusicology”). Selected as one of 40 fellows from around the world to attend the prestigious TED 2009 Conference, Kyra presented her project Racism as a Resource (Agree to be Offended). (For more details on TED – a “forum for thinkers and doers” – see www.TED.com).

Kyra Gaunt’s CD Be the True Revolution is available on iTunes.

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