Concert Transcends Cultural Boundaries

BK Davis black and white image

At the beginning of the concert, Byron Davis had his work cutout for him. It looked as  though the 130 Hillcrest School students were listening to a dull biology lecture rather than a music concert. Some of the juvenile offenders were slouched in their chairs, others daydreamed of or chatted with their peers. And one student was absorbed in combing this hair. But during the second song, the lecture had ended and recess had begun. Heads swayed, feet tapped, and hands clapped to the beat. Byron Davis of Portland and eight other band members played gospel music and rhythm and blues … [Read more...]