Hey! I’m Mashona and I’m the drummer of this amazing band. IRL I do not have any instrument-playing capabilities but when I look at the role of the drummer, that’s all me. I am responsible for keeping the rhythm of our band and our overall experience. I understand and accept that my role is that of “timekeeper” which does not mean that I will be running behind everyone with a stop watch and a bullhorn, but rather I will keep my attention on generating the beat and timing of the experience; to ensure that our individual and collective needs are met. As a lover of all things that a Chicago summer has to offer, I am really excited for the energy that this city will add to our Learning Community. When I am not keeping the beat for this band, I can be found marching to the beat of my own drum mostly through airports as my latest mantra insists that “all good things are free and wild.”
Personal National Holiday aka Birthday: April 3rd
Organization Affiliation: SuRa FoMa
Favorite Snacks: Chips, specifically BBQ & sour cream
Favorite Candy: Sour Patch Kids, Peanut M & Ms, Twizzlers (red), Starburst, Jellybeans
Favorite Beverages: Diet Coke with lime
Introvert, Extrovert or Somewhere in the Middle? Somewhere in the middle
Early Bird or Night Owl? Night Owl
What forms of creative expression speak to you most? Spoken word, street art
Favorite color: DUKE blue
Favorite song or album: Self-Destruction
Favorite artist of any kind: Tasha Cobbs-Leonard
Favorite movie: Love Jones – Chicago-based!
Favorite form of relaxation and/or self-care: Travel, writing poetry, walking
Something that excites me about being in Chicago: The view of the skyline from the Planetarium.