Daniel Gold grew up in South Philadelphia on 2nd Street. From a family of musicians, he became involved with the Mummers and various art worlds, eventually principally playing and studying trombone and graduating from Temple University in 2012, where he majored in Africology, and minored in Philosophy. He co-founded the racially and culturally diverse group New Sound Brass Band in 2013, which plays in the Mummers parade and has a club and concert following in the region. He works to connect people of different class, creed, race, and culture. His interests and writing extend to the critical examination and discourse surrounding race, racism, identity, culture, and ethics.
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I grew up in South Philly. Here’s what heritage means to me.
What happens to cultures that stand like statues?
Is it Delaware Avenue or Columbus Boulevard? Dan Gold grew up in South Philly, and with the Rizzo statue gone and Columbus in a box, he wonders what his neighbors are defending.