According to Merriam-Webster, the definition of regret is to feel sad or sorry about something that you did or did not do. In high school, I quit the violin. This blog series is about my journey to resume playing. To read the entire series, please visit www.melaniebates.net/blog.
On December 16, 2021, I participated in my third recital since returning to the violin after a 15+ year hiatus. I performed a piece my Instructor found called Mele Sue, composed by a Ghanaian composer named Kenneth Kafui. You can watch my performance below beginning at 9 minutes and 40 seconds.
Sadly, Mr. Kafui passed away in March of 2020. I was truly honored to perform a piece by this esteemed Black composer. To learn more, please visit www.musicbyblackcomposers.org.
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Melanie Elizabeth Bates is an attorney and consultant based in Washington, D.C. The views expressed here are her own.