Diné Rapper Teaches Taos Students About the Power of Music

Pictured Photo 1: Rapper Def-I, and photo 2: Dr. Elliot Gann presenting Ableton Live at VGHS


“Vista Grande High School (VGHS) invited Dr. Elliot Gann and Diné rapper Def-I for a two-day presentation and workshop on Nov. 2 and Nov. 3. Together, the pair taught high school students beat-making and rapping techniques, while explaining how music, in this case hip hop, can be a healing force in their lives.

The event was part of the Indigenous Education Initiative grant Vista Grande High School received from the New Mexico Department of Education.” – Taos News

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Diné rapper teaches Taos students about the power of music