Director of Community Music School on Lion King Soundtrack

Lecolion Washington, executive director of Community Music Center (Boston, MA) can be heard playing the bassoon on the soundtrack of the remake of the Lion King. He plays as part of the Re-Collective orchestra, a predominantly Black orchestra that played on the Black Panther soundtrack and was tapped to contribute work to the remake of the Disney film. 

“Each artist brings their selves. They bring their whole selves to the art. And the more perspectives you have,” Washington says, “the more colors overall that there are in the art, because you have a wider palette.”

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Published: July 31, 2019