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Join Host David Ornette Cherry Tuesday night August 13th, 2013. 9PM pacific time 12AM eastern time. He will interview Waberi Jordan. Waberi  voice emerges as an 'Old Soul' in the evolving world of today's jazz and cross-genre music. Waberi takes center stage with her transcendent voice and intimate song craft as the promise of a continued grand Black American Classical music (read JAZZ) legacy. Waberi’s voice resonates in an alter-reality... beautiful, a haunted timbre; that has many likening her to Nina Simone, Abbey Lincoln or early Cassandra Wilson. But the comparison is not solely in the sound of her voice, but the legacy she embodies. Born in Washington D.C., and raised in the last great Black American Classical Music enclave in Los Angeles, Leimert Park, Waberi has studied and/or played with Pharoah Sanders, Azar Lawrence, Big Black, Nate Morgan, and Bennie Maupin among some; Los Angeles based Jazz Ensemble Build An Ark, The Pan Afrikan People's Arkestra & The Great Voice of UGMAA (Union of God's Musicians and Artists' Ascension) with world-renown avant-garde pianist Horace Tapscott - and The GREAT Billy Higgins. 
As a songwriter, her lyrics are at once prosaic and deeply poetic in their simple truth. Her lyrical subtext is reflective of diverse story- masters like Marvin Gaye, Phoebe Snow or Sun Ra. Her songs are a shrine for Ancestral remains, sculpted around gently simmering jazz and blues ideals; instruments and voicings arranged to evoke a visceral response to a song, whether it be an original song or her expression of a classic Jazz standard. And she stays firmly rooted in NOW. David will also explore Organic Music and interacts with listeners on “Organic Nation”.

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