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MUSICWOMAN with host Diva Joan Cartwright (Diva JC), features women who compose and perform their own music and men who support them. Music, the sound of the spheres, begins in the womb! ~ Diva JC Call in on 714-364-4714, hit #1 to talk to host.

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Denise Jannah was born in Suriname, South America. She moved to Holland in the seventies. For 4-5 years, she studied Law at the University of Utrecht, but her love for music made her change her course and she earned a degree as a vocal educator at the Conservatory in Hilversum. In 1989, she won 3rd prize at the Internationales Liederfestival Menschen und Meer in Rostock. She accepted a part in the musical A Night at the Cotton Club, in which she starred in 347 performances in Holland, Germany, and Belgium. In 1997, Jannah starred in Joe, The Musical. In 1998, Denise and Marjorie Barnes were the leading ladies in Fats Waller's musical show Ain't Misbehavin', in European. She released several albums, three on Blue Note Records. Denise Jannah performed seven times at the North Sea Jazz Festival and toured from New York to Johannesberg to Japan. She won two Edison Awards, the Golden Orpheus (Bulgaria) and the Bata Anastacievic Festival Award (Serbia). Jannah performed for royalty and heads of states, including Beatrix, Queen of Holland and Prince Claus, at Eurotop, presidents Ellen Sirleaf Johnson (Liberia) and Ronald Venetiaan (Suriname), former president Bill and Hillary Clinton, Dutch Crown Prince Willem Alexander and Princess Maxima, former presidents Kenneth Kaunda (Zambia) and Nelson Mandela, and on separate occasions for Mrs. Graça Machel Mandela. On April 29 2009, Jannah received a Royal Decoration from Her Majesty the Queen of Holland, Beatrix, as Ridder in de orde van Oranje Nassau.
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