Thalea Stokes is a classically trained double bassist and a PhD student in ethnomusicology at the University of Chicago. They recently returned from an extended dissertation fieldwork trip in Mongolia and China, where they conducted research on Mongolian hip hop culture broadly, and specifically the particular dynamics fostered through hip hop culture between Mongols in Mongolia and Mongols in China. Stokes is currently in Atlanta, GA, where they are laying the groundwork for their prime aspiration of establishing their own world music middle-high school, as they move through the final stages of their doctorate.
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