The College of New Jersey Bonner Center has once again partnered with Beyond Expectations on another community engaged learning project. Thanks to Center Director, Paula Figueroa-Vega, for forging yet another great collaboration. This time, we'll work collaboratively on an important archival research project with students from an Interactive Media class.
Under the direction of Dr. Kim Pearson, the "Trenton Makes Music" project will incorporate a historical look into the city's rich music scene, a team video and mapping project, personal artist interviews, and culminate with the creation of a dedicated website produced by the students.
The exciting final project will be presented by the students at The Conservatory Mansion located in downtown Trenton on December 3, 2014.
>> More about the project: Fans and students of popular culture are familiar with many of the big music acts of the 1960s and 70s, such as Gladys Knight and the Pips, Labelle and Kool and the Gang. But what’s less known is that many of the artists, producers, backup musicians and engineers behind this iconic music came from Trenton and its surrounding communities. Students will do archival research, oral history interviews and secondary research to create a multimedia website telling the story of this region’s contribution to the music that set the whole world dancing.