Graduate Student (2nd Year)
Involving himself in the music scenes of Brooklyn, N.Y., over the past decade, Mike Levine has utilized a dual background in academic research and web-based application technologies to support sustainable local music scenes. His research now takes him to Cuba’s protest punk music scene. Mike’s goal is to study the artists producing music in this vibrant and controversial area, while examining questions of national and political identity. Mike looks forward to contributing towards a greater understanding of how musicians fund and perform music amidst challenging political and economic circumstances.