Today Aleah gave us a fantastic historic tour of the West Bank. The tour focused on the West Bank as a neighborhood with a deep history of music and civil disobedience. We started at the Brian Coyle Center then made our way to Cedar Avenue.
Here's a photo of Aleah in front of the Nomad Bar, a building that has been a gathering place for musicians for over a hundred years.
West Back School of Music, a long standing supporter of musicians in the neighborhood.
We talked about the development of Riverside Plaza, in particular the halting of the development by community organizers thorough organized protest. Aleah introduced the students to the concept of Urban Renewal and we talked at length about the residual effects of it's influence on the West Bank.