Jonathan Henderson is a North Carolina-based multi-instrumentalist, composer, writer, producer, and educator. Currently perusing a PhD in ethnomusicology at Duke University, Jonathan remains active as an artist and performer. Most recently, Jonathan produced the album “Routes” for Kaira Ba. The album was recorded both in Senegal and North Carolina and garnered critical acclaim from Songlines, Afropop Worldwide, The Financial Times, and Robert Christgau for Vice, among others. Jonathan’s academic research concerns how local musical traditions are transformed through recording studio practice and come to articulate new meaning through their international circulation. Jonathan has written music for film and theater, including several summers runs with The Paperhand Puppet Intervention. He plays bass with Onyx Club Boys, and is a founding member of and contributor to varied projects including art/ performance collective INVISIBLE, the protest marching band Cakalak Thunder, folk band Midtown Dickens, and the samba reggae bands Batalá Durham and Oxente. Jonathan has a decade’s worth of music teaching experience at the middle school, high school, and college level. He holds an MA in ethnomusicology from Duke University.

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