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Educator shows his students how musicians expressed themselves during times of protest

Freddy Gonzalez, also known as Freddy Fuego.

The act of protesting can unfold in a variety of ways, and protesting through music is certainly one of them. Freddy Gonzalez, whose stage name is Freddy Fuego, is a local composer and musician. He's also an educator at Seattle's Northwest School, teaching music to students in grades 6-12.

As the school year wrapped up, and protests for racial justice took hold of the country, he wanted to offer his students some background and history of protest music — how a horn or a lyric can be a powerful voice, and let them know they can express themselves through their instruments. Click above to listen to a conversation with Freddy Gonzalez.

Kevin began his career at KNKX in 2003, where his first responsibility was to eradicate the KNKX Jazz Library from all Smooth Jazz CD’s. Since then there is not much at KNKX he hasn’t done. Kevin has worked as a full time jazz host, news host, and has hosted, at least once, almost every single program on KNKX. Kevin currently produces 88.5's weekly show Sound Effect. Kevin has conducted or produced hundreds of interviews, has won local and national awards for newscasts and commentary, and helped make the KNKX Grocery Tote famous.