Dexter Story is a musician, composer, music director, producer and music industry creative based in Los Angeles. Story currently consults as Artivist in Residence / Event Producer at Community Coalition of South Los Angeles, a community organizing and advocacy non-profit, and he is a 2017-2019 cohort with the APAP USC Leadership Fellows Program. As a second-year M.A. student in UCLA’s African Studies department and with an East Africa-influenced album Bahir releasing in March 2019, Story is pursuing a Ph.D in African Studies / Ethnomusicology in order to lecture at the university level and release derivative recordings that support his academic research. Photo by Farah Sosa.