Renaissance Dreamer – A Holiday Special

“It was a tough time just making peace with being undocumented.”

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PhD candidate, jazz pianist, entrepreneur, Dreamer activist, TedX speaker: DACA recipient Saba Nafees’ resume is chock full of accomplishments for a graduate student at Texas Tech University in Lubbock, Texas. This week, Ali chats with Saba about her contribution to the Grammy-nominated jazz ensemble album, “American Dreamers: Voices Of Hope, Music Of Freedom,” featuring the John Daversa Big Band and 53 DACA artists, which recently received three Grammy nominations. Saba, who was born in Pakistan and moved to Texas at age 11, discusses her love of music, how she revealed her status to the world and what her father taught her.

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