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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!
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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
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 Wi
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”!
JOIN US AS WE BRING TO YOU FRIDAY SPECIAL
FOURPLAY- Fourplay is a contemporary jazz quartet in the United States. The original members of the group were Bob James, Lee Ritenour, Nathan East, and Harvey Mason. In 1997, Lee Ritenour left the group and Fourplay chose Larry Carlton as his replacement NOW CHUCK LOEB A NEW MEMBER.
HOST FOR TONIGH SHOW-- BIG MONEY FROM NORTH CAROLINA & BIG RAY TOGETHER & LOIS
Howard was born September 15, 1956 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. late 1970s, he began touring with Grover Washington, Jr., who was one of his idols. In the early 1980s.George Howard was an American Jazz-Funk/ Fusion /Smooth Jazz soprano saxophonist
Host tonight Big Money, Big Ray , Lois
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.
The Fittest Woman in Latin America, also known as Wanda Brenton, will be stopping by The Real Rx Radio to share her views on strength and how she got so darn strong in CrossFit and life!
Wanda is orginally from Newfoundland, Canada. She has a long list of athletic achievements including:
Received a scholarship to attend St. Francis Xavier University after graduating high school.
Played women’s volleyball for 3 years and received MVP in her Freshman Year.
Was named player of the game in our Bronze medal game at the CCAA National Championships in 2002 while playing Malaspina University (now known as Vancouver Island University).
Represented the Cayman Islands in beach volleyball.
Member of the CrossFit Cayman Team at the 2010 CrossFit Games.
Member of the CrossFit 7 Mile Team at teh 2012 and 2013 CrossFit Games.
Won the Latin America CrossFit Open in 2013 and 2014.
Representing Latin America at the CrossFit Games this year as an individual!
She currently resides in Grand Cayman with her husand and 3 year old daughter, Logan. She is a Coach and owner of CrossFit 7 Mile.
Join me on Sunday, July 6, 2014, at 10:00am, when I interview Reginald Cyntje a jazz trombonist, educator and activist. Reginald wants to spread love, peace and social justice through his music. He was born on the island of Dominica and raised in St. Thomas, United States, Virgin Island. His music is a mix of his cultural heritage with Black American Music. Reginald resides in Washington, D.C., although he has traveled throughout the world performing with many great musicians. Jazz Notes keeping jazz alive!