SORT BY Relevancy
This week on Diaspora Truth we feature Zambian Afro-Jazz songstress Yvonne Mwale who has just released her latest record “Ninkale – Let It Be” in Frankfurt (Germany).
With her latest album Yvonne Mwale is further establishing her position in the global World Music scene. First reviewers have been excited about the artistic and technical quality that take Zambian music to a whole new level. The album is available in all popular music stores and streaming services around the world (e.g. iTunes, Amazon, Google Play, Spotify, Deezer and many more).
In July Yvonne will perform at the Africa Festival in Stuttgart (Germany).
We speak to the amazing songstress to talk about her musical journey, why her music is important, and how it is affecting how Africa is perceived in Europe!
Diasporan Truth airs at 6 a.m. PST, 9 a.m. EST, 14 hrs BST, 15 hrs CAT.
You can participate on the show by:
calling 1-347-237-4270 (this number is also Skype ready)
sending a tweet to @zambiablogradio or @bookwormgiraffe
posting a message on our Facebook wall
JOIN US AS WE TAKE YOU TO THE ISLANDS WITH THE CARIBBEAN JAZZ PROJECT- WITH ANDY NARELL, DAVE SAMUELS, PAQUTTO B RIVERA.Caribbean Jazz Project is a Latin jazz and Afro-Cuban jazz group including Dave Samuels, Paquito D'Rivera and Andy Narell. They might be best known for their 2002 album The Gathering
Grammy Award for Best Latin Jazz Album, Latin Grammy Award for Best Latin Jazz Album
HOST BIG RAY
Alan (Giants of Jazz Radio) and Jose (Jazz Con Class Radio) are very honored to have with us jazz historian, jazz journalist and author Scott Yanow. We will cover his biography in detail and then concentrate on "West Coast Jazz." We will decipher this sub-genre of "Cool Jazz" by discussing its roots and its history. We will also touch on the 60's Jazz scene in both the Los Angeles and San Francisco areas. Join us, listen and/or call in!
Scott Yanow (Bio):
.....Jazz Journalist and historian. Since then, I have been involved in many projects. Being the Senior Editor for the 3rd edition of the All Music Guide For Jazz resulted in a countless number of my CD reviews and biographies being utilized throughout the internet including Pandora Radio. In addition to having written ten books so far (most recently The Jazz Singers) and writing for the Jazz Heritage Club, I have written several episodes for the popular jazz radio series Jim Cullum's Riverwalk - Live At The Landing.
I have written over 750 liner notes, hundreds of press biographies and press releases, and it has been said that I have reviewed more jazz recordings than anyone in history. I have contributed to virtually all of the major jazz magazines including Downbeat, Jazz Times, Jazziz, Cadence, Coda, The Mississippi Rag, Jazz Forum, Jazz News, The Jazz Report, Planet Jazz, Jazz Now and Jazz
Improv. These days I write regularly for Jazz Inside, Downbeat, Jazziz, Los Angeles Jazz Scene and The Jazz Rag.....Learn More
Five-time Grammy nominee Wayne Wallace is one of the more respected exponents of African American-Latin music in the world today. He is known for the use of traditional forms and styles, in combination with contemporary music, and has earned recognition with his recent placement in the Downbeat Critics Polls under the trombone and producer categories.
Mr. Wallace has performed, recorded and studied with acknowledged masters of Afro-Latin Jazz such as Aretha Franklin, Bobby Hutcherson, Earth Wind and Fire, Pete Escovedo, Santana, Whitney Houston, John Lee Hooker, Con Funk Shun, and many others. This experience has provided a solid foundation for his current explorations of the intersections of diverse cultural styles, and rhythmic concepts.
Born and raised in San Francisco, California, Mr. Wallace was exposed to various genres of music at an early age. The fertile musical environment of the San Francisco Bay Area shaped his career in a unique way. His studies of Afro-Latin music and Jazz have included several trips to Cuba, New York, and Puerto Rico.
Mr. Wallace is widely respected as a teacher and historian. He’s currently an instructor at San Jose State and Stanford Universities and the Jazzschool in Berkeley. He has conducted lectures, workshops and clinics in the Americas and Europe. Currently he is a member of the Advisory Committees of the San Jose Jazz Society and the Stanford Jazz Workshop. As the head of his own record label, Patois Records, Wayne has created a unique company with a passionate mission of developing and chronicling the multi-lingual styles of the San Francisco Bay Area music scene. Patois Records is gaining attention in the industry and internationally. Under his direction the label has released 10 different recordings to critical acclaim. The label's oeuvre currently contains recordings by Mr. Wallace, Marc and Paul van Wageningen, vocalists Kat Parra, Alexa Weber-Morales, and Kristina.
The Eric Essix Jazz Escape at the Renaissance Ross Bridge, is the first event of its kind in this region to be hosted by a world class golf resort and spa. It’s a weekend getaway that offers an intimate jazz concert experience in a secluded, lush woodland environment that is still only minutes from the airport, city center, shopping, attractions and great restaurants. For residents of Birmingham and surrounding areas, the Renaissance at Ross Bridge is the perfect getaway that’s not far away…making Eric’s Jazz Escape the ultimate “stay-cation”!
When Alex Snydman first visited "Hybrid Jazz", he was ecstatic about the response that "Fortunate Action" was receiving. And he had every reason to be excited! Even those who don't praise easily were disarmed. Here's this gifted guitarist-turned-drummer who felt the music to his core. Beautifully written songs and a kind of synergy on the album that is only achieved after MANY albums, usually. Critics are still falling in love - and it has been a while since the project dropped. Last year :)
Alex is returned to the show so that we can pump up some very cool East Coast stops. He had spent incredible years in Massachusetts - and played in New York - but he's based in the Los Angeles area now. In order to complete his studies. For him to "come home" is a big deal! For you to see him? Even bigger. What he offers in the way of warmth and artistry in his performances is something that you don't want to miss.
"Fortunate Action", by the way, has meaning. Paraphrasing Alex, the use of the words represent thepositive ripples that multiply when we listen to our inner voice. He'll be happy to explain that more! As his friend and mentor, Eric Harland, says: "Alex embodies the spirit that we call love." And love cannot be anything but positive. Hey, it's gonna be THAT kind of show! Hah! We truly had a great time when we first met - WHILE we were speaking during "Hybrid Jazz" - and we both expect that good vibe to deja vu you this time as well.
You'll hear tracks from the CD, to be sure. One of the beautiful asides of this project is knowing that Alex, besides composing himself, graciously gave all three of his pianists space for their songs, too. You'll FEEL the gratitude!
Please join us on 7/29 - you are promised rejuvenation!
Keiko Matsui, born in Tokyo, Japan as Keiko Doi, is a Japanese keyboardist and composer, specializing in smooth jazz, jazz fusion and new-age music. BOB JAMES & KEIKO MATSUI. FOUR HANDS in ONE PIANO!!! Jazz legend Bob James launched a most beautiful, challenging musical adventure
Host Big Ray tonight
Join us on Blogtalkradio on Wednesday, July 30, 2014, from 6:30am until 7:00am, when I talk with Coniece Washington. She is a Washington area jazz vocalist whose influences are Sarah Vaughn, Ella Fitzgerald, Nancy Wilson, Billie Holiday, Carmen McRae and several gospel artists. During her performances, she aspires to present the American Song Book with integrity. The program Jazz Notes strives to keep jazz alive!
Chocolate 108.1/The Urban Jazz Connection - On WYDL Radio
with your host D Maurice Waddell
Chocolate 108.1/The Urban Jazz Connection (UJC) with will feature Smooth Jazz and R&B music from all over the globe as well as break new artist. The UJC will also showcase favorite and 'overlooked' Jazz and R&B tracks from projects past and present. The Urban Jazz Connection will also feature artist and interviews and give the listeners the story inside the story of Artist and their music. The UJC will also keep listeners up to date of the latest news and projects to look out for as well as where to find great shows and artist across the globe.