Rajah Goldstein and T’Nia Napper stand onstage in front of microphones with a music stand between them. They look at each other as they sing. Behind them, LiveConnections' teaching artist Luke Carlos O'Reilly plays a keyboard. [Photo by Jaci Downs Photography]

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SONG SPOTLIGHT: Perfectly Imperfect

Published on April 29, 2019

“What if I told you you’re perfect? Perfectly imperfect”
—by Janell Edwards, Rajah Goldstein, T’Nia Napper & AFM

Inspired by the legacy of Motown’s artistry, activism and entrepreneurship, WHAT’S GOING ON is a full-length album of original student music, in which young people respond to what’s going on in their own lives.

The album was created through a unique year-long collaboration between LiveConnections and Philadelphia public high school Hill-Freedman World Academy.

“Perfectly Imperfect” is one of our favorite songs on the album, an example of how powerful the voices of young people can be.

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Grammy-nominated songwriter Kristal “Tytewriter” Oliver is wearing headphones and sitting in front of a computer hooked up to a piano keyboard. She’s coaching a Hill-Freedman student, who is smiling while standing in front of a microphone in a recording studio. [Image: Jaci Downs Photography]


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