The DQ of Amherst College

Marshall Nannes ’09

n4002215_30373591_8188 Marshall Nannes ’09 founded the DQ in 1984, three years before his birth (in fact, ‘D’ and ‘Q’ are actually Marshall’s initials). But for the next 20 years, Marshall was not involved with the group until the fall of 2005, when he re-joined the DQ to serve as the group’s Kashmiri translator and expert on African music and proverbs. His strong, though delicate soprano voice glides above the rest of the DQ like the glorious singing of a bird that is a bit flat and doesn’t quite know how to blend. His white DQ jacket is on loan from the Ugly Fashion Institute in Providence, RI. He is currently studying abroad in Zimbabwe, where he hopes to become the country’s 21st dentist.