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Stories

Alexus

High school graduate and former Behailu Academy student Alexus loves playing the bass.  She says the instrument works for her because bass players are chill, and the instrument speaks to them and speaks “into the artwork”.  She also says she loves how the bass is the backbone of music, and […]

Rakala

Like many of the students who have moved on from Behailu Academy, Rakala is a graduate of Garinger High School in Charlotte.  She says her favorite person is her sister – with whom she sings.  She says, they were both adopted into a family and are grateful to have each […]

Eric

Garinger High School graduate and former Behailu Academy student, Eric, is a native of Brooklyn New York.  He says his mother was a drug addict whom he barely saw as a kid.  He lived with his grandmother until he was nine.  Then, in 2008, he came to Charlotte to meet his […]

Brandon

Brandon Garinger High School graduate and former Behailu Academy student, Brandon, started dancing when he was two years old.  This poet and dancer says his mother listened to music while she cleaned – and that Michael Jackson was one of the first pop artists whose music he heard.  After teaching […]