Pink Martini is a musical group that is hard to define. They are part classical, part jazz, and, by the group’s admission, part Latin. One thing is certain, they do have a loyal international following. When asked about the composition of two of their latest songs, an interesting creative-collaborative process is described.
- Why is creativity (or innovation) important in general and specifically for a musical group like Pink Martini?
- What are the drivers of creativity for the group’s music? What characteristics of the work environment support Pink Martini’s creativity?
- After reading the story and/or listening to the report, would you call the group innovative? Why or why not? If you consider them innovative, what type of innovation do they display?
SOURCE: “Pink Martini: A Tale of Two Songs,” NPR (Morning Edition) (Retrievable online at http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=114167342&sc=nlcc=mn-20091028)
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