While Brother Ali was in London for a show, he sat down with Chedo and The Come Up Show to discuss how independent music, or music from the margins, plays an important role in not only developing critical thinking skills in kids, but exercising those of adults.  Ali also talks about music as a gateway to understanding others; sometimes, the most gracious gift of music isn’t a path to better understand yourself, it’s getting a chance to be exposed to the situations and perspectives of those whose acts and motivations may otherwise remain misunderstood.