Antonio Davidson-Gómez is an educator and percussionist focused on fostering musical dialogue between cultures. He has studied, performed and recorded in various genres with emphases on Mediterranean, Middle Eastern and Afro-Latin music. Tony has produced arts and culture programming, educational projects and community engagement initiatives for over two decades. A 2013-14 Jubilation Foundation Fellow for music in education, he has developed curricula for PBS and the EMP Museum/Smithsonian, in addition to teaching students and educators for Seattle’s Creative Advantage and various school districts. Tony is the Education Manager at Broadway Center for Performing Arts and is a speaker on music and culture for Humanities Washington, offering presentations including Saffron & Honey: Muslims, Jews and Christians in Medieval Spain and Mapping Latino Musical Migrations. Formerly a K-12 teacher, he has been a Collaborating Teacher with Cal Performances, the Silk Road Project and the Jewish Music Festival, designed a college prep course on world music and managed educational resources and wrote documentaries for KCTS 9 Public Television in Seattle. Recent musical projects include work with Tango del Cielo, Gary Stroutsos and the Early Music Guild of Seattle. Tony holds a Masters in Education from UC Berkeley and has conducted study and research trips in the Mediterranean and Latin America, most recently returning from travels in Morocco and Spain where he studied music and history.
Artist Support Program 2018: Continue work on the Guadalevín Project: an intimate exploration of identity and cultural dialogue which radiates across generations and continents; principally a musical collection bolstered by personal writings and historical accounts.
Artist Support Program 2015: Record music from many traditions for the Guadalevin Project, an exploration of identity and cultural dialogue combining elements of autobiography, travelogue, and musical collection.