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A "New Age" for expression

by Breonnah Colon - Associate Campus Talk Editor
Tue, May 2nd 2017 07:00 pm
Taken from my.brockport.edu

Those looking to collaborate and combine styles of art have to look no further than New Age Club, pictured above at its first event.
Taken from my.brockport.edu Those looking to collaborate and combine styles of art have to look no further than New Age Club, pictured above at its first event.

Music is a universal language; it speaks to all kinds of people regardless of their ethnic, religious or cultural backgrounds. Be it the rhythm of Latin music, the bass-driven beats of African music or the drawn out, melodic tones of country music, listeners of each genre would find themselves moving to the entrancing sounds. Just as important as the songs themselves, are those who work hard behind the scenes to create such art; however, such a process does not come easily and it takes much time for artists to hone their skills and produce music which is appreciated by their audiences. The College at Brockport aids its aspiring music artists with its New Age Club.

Established with the intent to offer a creative space for students interested in showcasing their art, whether it be music or other forms of artistic expression, such as poetry, the club serves as a common place for different artists. While many students have a passion or interest in the arts, they are not always exposed to an environment where they can become acclimated comfortably with their craft, as club President George Edosomwan explained.

"When I founded New Age Club I wanted to create an outlet for creativity," Edosomwan  wrote in an email. "Since New Age has been created we constantly have photographers, videographers, artist, producers, graphic designers and models in contact with us because there is now a network for us to connect and work with each other. I wanted to center that in Brockport since I hadn't seen it prior to [the creation of the New Age Club]."

What started out as a collaboration between fellow artists evolved into a  functioning organization that serves as a way to help artists involved in music record their own songs through a collaboration with Brockport's music label, Screaming Eagle Records. The evolution and support of the club has helped its members in developing their art form, explained Vice President Tianna Leggette in an email.

"[The New Age Club serves to] unify the student body on campus through creativity and a variety of arts and activities," Leggette wrote.

For anyone interested in performing arts, looking to find a group of like-minded individuals with similar passions, the New Age Club might just be the organization you need.

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