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Henri Star Muhammad has been teaching minority children music in the city of Buffalo for 20 years now. Starting tonight and extending through Sunday, the Muhammad School of Music is putting on a festival that will incorporate players and teachers who have studied or worked with Muhammad in the past. WBFO’s Nick Lippa spoke with Muhammad, who reflected on his work and place in the community.

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Musician Henri Muhammad has been teaching young African-Americans how to play strings and piano for nearly 20 years in the city of Buffalo. The Muhammad School of Music’s continuing mission to provide inner-city youth with an instrumental education has led to generations of Buffalo-bred professionals in various vocations.