John Forté, a Grammy-nominated singer, songwriter and producer from Brooklyn, reminds us that no matter where we are in life, we should never take it for granted.
“That’s the beauty of community: we can spread love.”
John Forté, a classically trained violinist and Grammy-nominated singer, songwriter and producer from Brooklyn, shares his journey from humble beginnings in Brownsville to fame with the Fugees to serving time in a federal penitentiary. In his talk-meets-concert on humility from CreativeMornings/NewYork in April 2015, John challenges us to investigate how humility gives us room to be better creators — and how our self-perception can get in the way. But he reminds us we’re not alone in this struggle; we have a community behind us, paving the way with love.
This is the last episode of our inaugural season. We’ll be back in Spring 2016 with more inspiring, thought-provoking talks. To tide you over, check out our video archive.
Favorite quotes from this episode
How could I possibly do anything else?