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Harmonizing Humanity: Unveiling the Power of Diversity in Music and Life

Broadcast on June 30, 2023
With Victor L. Wooten
Hosted by James Twyman

Join Victor L. Wooten as he shares his remarkable journey of finding his way through music, overcoming obstacles, and discovering his true passion. Discover how rhythm can bridge gaps and bring two seemingly incompatible things together, and learn how to cultivate a deep respect for rhythm in your own musical journey, allowing it to guide your compositions and enhance your overall experience as a musician. Gain a fresh perspective on the world around you, as you explore the ways in which music can break down barriers.

In this session, you'll discover:

  • How music and mysticism go hand in hand
  • The rhythm of connection and how it translates and reflects everyday life
  • Music has the ability to transcend boundaries, evoke emotions, and bring about positive change
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Victor L. Wooten

Musician, Educator, Author

Victor L. Wooten is a unique human being. Born the youngest of five boys, he began learning to play music at the tender age of two. He started performing in nightclubs and theaters as bassist with his family's band at age five, and at age six, was on tour with his brothers opening shows for legendary soul artist Curtis Mayfield. 

Wooten, now a 5-time Grammy winner, hit the worldwide scene in 1990 as a founding member of the super-group Bela Fleck and the Flecktones. Continuing to blaze a musical trail with the band, Victor has also become widely known for his own Grammy-nominated solo recordings and tours, his unique educational style, as well as his two published books The Music Lesson: A Spiritual Search for Growth Through Music and The Spirit of Music: The Lesson Continues (both available as audiobooks). 

The readers of Bass Player magazine chose Victor as Bassist of the Year three times (the only person to win the award more than once) and The Huffington Post named Wooten as one of Fifty Iconic Black Trailblazers

Victor L. Wooten