Learners Today, Leaders Tomorrow

Loughlin Lyricist Performs at the U.N.

If you have attended a Loughlin performance over the past three years, then you have likely heard the lyrical talents of senior Loughlinite, Ameer Brown, Class of 2020.

On Wednesday, September 25th, Ameer performed in front of a much different audience. Ameer had the opportunity to share his talents before a special Committee on Sustainability. At the U.N. he performed his poem, Instruments.

The U.N. had asked Urban Word NYC, a non-profit organization Ameer has participated in since 2016, to select an individual to perform a poem related to their summit on sustainability and the future. Ameer told us that “I was very excited and felt blessed to be afforded the opportunity.” He stated that the rhymes he composes (more often to music) are more than just words. “It is my hope to give a voice to those who are often not heard, the youth.” Several representatives commended him afterwards on an excellent performance.

Ameer is an Urban Word grand slam finalist and has also participated in other workshops with Urban Word as well as through NYU’s Future Music Mogels. Through these workshops Ameer has been able to develop his craft and make connections with professionals who work in the Media industry.

Ameer spoke very highly of Urban Word, and the impact it has had on his development as an artist.

Ameer plans to pursue a career in Media Management, and is expecting to apply to NYU, Pace, the New School, and Pratt Institute in the fall of 2020.

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