Charlotte Street Foundation identifies the needs and fuels the evolution of an ever-changing multidisciplinary arts ecosystem, acting as its primary provocateur. We cultivate the contemporary, the exceptional, and the unexpected in the practice of artists working in and engaging with the Kansas City Art Community
M.R. Trammell celebrates the post-Max Roach continuum through his percussionist acuities and commitments to social justice organizing. Born in the early 1970’s, Trammell grew up marveling at the deep ridges the Ko’olau Mountain Range in Kaneohe, on Oahu, Hawai’i, experiencing the many narratives embedded in folkloric arts, crafts and complimentary tales. M.R is a culture-bearing percussionist of the African Diaspora and Creative Music sensibilities; a self-stylized ArchiVissionist (archivist + percussionist); & a self-stylized Music Research Strategist and designer of popular education tools for performing-political education.. He studied Ethnomusicology with Hafez Modirzadeh at San Francisco State University, then Ethnography and Electronic Arts at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, NY with Tomie Hahn and Pauline Oliveros, respectively.