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Redrawing Boundaries and Amplifying Voices: A Journey with Davóne Tines

Redrawing Boundaries and Amplifying Voices: A Journey with Davóne Tines

In this captivating episode of The Truth In This Art, host Rob Lee sits down with the remarkable Davóne Tines, a trailblazing bass-baritone whose powerful voice and innovative approach are reshaping the world of classical music. Join us as we delve into Davóne's personal journey, artistic influences, and his unwavering commitment to amplifying underrepresented voices through his exceptional work.

During this enlightening conversation, we explore:

  • The formative experiences and pivotal moments that led Davóne Tines to pursue a career in classical arts. Discover the realization that ignited his passion for music and how he has defied traditional boundaries to carve his unique path.
  • The profound impact of Davóne's non-musical background in sociology on his artistic work. Gain insights into how his multidimensional perspective informs his storytelling and brings a deeper understanding of the human experience to his performances.
  • What it means to be a classical singer in today's evolving landscape, as highlighted by The New York Times. Explore the transformative power of classical music and how Davóne is redefining the role of a classical singer by breaking barriers and challenging conventions.
  • The creative traits and influences that have shaped Davóne's artistic journey. From musical inspirations to dramatic influences, gain a deeper understanding of the diverse range of voices that have shaped his unique style and approach.
  • The inspiration and intentions behind Davóne's compelling works, including VIGIL, his adaptation of Langston Hughes' "The Black Clown," and the recent Anthem. Delve into the thoughts and emotions that drive his commitment to shedding light on specific black experiences and promoting dialogue and understanding.
  • The exhilarating experience of performing in front of audiences around the world, from prestigious opera houses to renowned ensembles. Discover the transformative power of live performances and the connection between artists and audiences.
  • The shared traits and secrets of creative individuals. Gain insights into the qualities that empower artists to push boundaries, challenge norms, and create meaningful work that resonates with audiences.
  • Valuable advice for aspiring singers and storytellers who seek to forge a career in the arts. Explore Davóne's wisdom and guidance for young creatives on finding their unique voice, embracing storytelling, and making a lasting impact.
  • A glimpse into what lies ahead for Davóne Tines, including his highly anticipated Baltimore debut and upcoming projects. Discover the exciting developments on the horizon and the continued dedication of this extraordinary artist to pushing boundaries and amplifying marginalized voices.

Join us for an inspiring and thought-provoking conversation with Davóne Tines as we explore the power of music, storytelling, and artistic expression in breaking barriers, fostering dialogue, and creating positive change in the world.

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Original music by Daniel Alexis Music with additional music from Chipzard.

Episode illustration by Alley Kid Art.

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Hosted by Rob Lee, "The Truth In This Art" podcast dives into the heart of creativity and its influence on the community. This arts and culture podcast from Baltimore highlights artists discussing their ideas, sharing insights, and telling impactful stories. Through these artist interviews, listeners gain a deeper understanding of the creative economy and artistic life in Baltimore. 

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Creators and Guests

Rob Lee
Rob Lee
The Truth In This Art is an interview series featuring artists, entrepreneurs and tastemakers in & around Baltimore.
Davóne Tines
Davóne Tines
Operatic bass-baritone, Davóne Tines, is an American known for creating roles in new works and for his collaborations with director Peter Sellars.