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This is Power Your Story, a podcast made for students by students at Ray Graham Training Center High School in Chicago. Representing diverse voices, we tell real life stories through the power of podcasting technology, interviews, and round table discussions..

Production support from After School Matters and Andrea Klunder from The Creative Impostor Studios via the Podcast Tech: Power Your Story program.

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Feb 13, 2023

What kind of music do you listen to?

Can music take you around the world? 

We talked with Ernie Adams, an incredible Chicago-based percussionist who says he's been blessed to work in 48 countries all over the world with legendary, Grammy Award winning artists from the jazz world, the pop world, fusion world, Afro-Cuban and Brazilian music worlds and beyond.

He's played on stages, done recording sessions, worked on music for the hit Chicago TV show "Empire," and so much more.

We talked about influences, balancing time between work and family and the importance of following your passion and making things happen!

Ernie's website

This episode was produced by Aliyah, Jonas, D'Angelo, Genaro, and Elvis.



Instagram: @PowerYourStoryPodcast

YouTube: After School Matters - Power Your Story Podcast


Power Your Story is produced by students in the Podcast Tech & Production programs of After School Matters in Chicago. We represent diverse voices, telling our real life stories through the power of podcasting technology.

Each season features a new group of student producers under the mentorship of producer, Andrea Klunder of The Creative Impostor Studios, creating personal journals, interviews, and discussions about the topics that matter most to us.

Our theme music is by DJ Sparkz.