Mekhi Braxton’s grandma rides the train with him. Two hours each way. To rehearse and perform.

By 3:20 or so on Thursdays, Mekhi Bratton, who is 13, is usually pacing around his apartment, waiting on his grandmother, anxious to catch the A train that leaves at 3:33. They will transfer from that line to another, which will take them to Upper Manhattan, where Mekhi will gather with about 10 other young members of a gospel group, the Sing Harlem Choir, for a weekly performance at Whole Foods. 

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By: Susan Dominus

Source: The New York Times Magazine. The New York Issue