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You thought that you !might have heard EVERYTHING - oh, no - you DINT! Wait until you hear our guests in the second and third hour of the show on 9/12!
"Creole" Joe Sample has given us decades of Jazz - starting with the Jazz Crusaders in the 60's. The last time Joe visited "Hybrid Jazz", he was very excited about heading into production with a dream that he has had for a long time. And that is to record what he heard as a young boy...the delicious mix of French and African and other slowly stirred-in ethnicities that make up the hybrid stew of Creole. Zydeco music! Now, "Creole Joe Band" is out, surprising and delighting the fans who didn't see this coming - and the stellar band promoting the CD is heading to a city near us - and maybe YOU!
Hear about the amazing journey that Joe is taking with Ray Parker, Jr. and C.J. Chenier - whose roots, via legendary Dad, Clifton, define the world that was Joe Sample's childhood.
After Joe's relatively short visit (he's playing the Blue Note this week!), we'll get to know the Sorad Master, Amjad Ali Khan! One of the most highly respected artists in his native India, the most wonderful Amjad has been traveling with his sons - to introduce ragas to an audience that has never heard them. Amjad relishes this! There is much to say about this man and his career - which has inspired two books - and has been so rich in honor and musicianship - that Amjad was given India's second highest civilian award, the Padma Vibhashan. Maestro Khan is part of a noble lineage that has seen generations of musicians - but his classically trained gift was perceived as extraordinary at a young age. A chance to speak with the most noteworthy Sarod authority in the world is truly an honor! You'll hear about the Khans' tour and hear inspiring music.
Join us at one p.m. on 9/12!
Hello My Dears!Yes, we will be on the air LIVE at 2:30p.m. tomorrow when we will be joined by Tina Williams, President/CEO/Founder of Creole Love -- the mo'bettah body buttah!!Tina will bring us up to speed on her tremendous success with Creole Love Products (www.CreoleLoveProducts.com)Tina will also share some wonderful ideas on how to HOT UP or COOL DOWN your Valentine's Day.Join Us!
Playwrights Mark Broyard and Roger Guenvuer Smith join us this Mardi Gras week to share their work Inside the Creole Mafia as well as the intriguing and often misunderstood story of the Louisiana Creoles. Expect an informative albeit satiric hour of gumbo and humor!
Harlan Reece, Host/Producer
Asani Charles, Co-Host/Co-Producer
This program wil address some of the unhealthily habits within the Creole Community due to the lifestyle. Joining on the programs will be Darius Ducré. Darius is a native of New Orleans he holds a B.S. from Dillard University in pre-Physical Therapy/Public Health/Health Sciences. For 10yrs Coach Ducré has work as a personal trainer until he found his calling, Strength and Conditioning Coaching. During his 10yrs of personal training Coach Ducré has worked with a variety of people from diverse wa
What is Creole will be a high actioned episode about Louisiana Creoles. This will give way to allow debate about the race issue within our culture. As well as the confusion between the differences of ethnicity and race. We will have special guests talking about this issue. With this said, LAISSEZ LES BONS TEMPS ROULER!
New Orleans native and historical researcher, Barbara Trevigne, will share with us some least known aspects about African American history in New Orleans. A descendant of New Orleans' Free People of Color population, Trevigne will discuss her work on the legendary "Vooddo Queen", Marie Laveau.
The Gumbo Stand serves up heaping helpings of life and love through just delicious Cajun & Creole classics! We haven't changed the old comfort foods of Louisiana, just making them the new comfort foods of today. The chef & owner Krystal Simmons wants you to share in her gumbos, jambalayas, po' boys and etouffees prepared and served up the way she grew up!
Mission: Bringing people together and allowing them to connect by serving just, delicious Cajun and Creole foods!
The Gumbo Stand belives that small businesses are the foundation of our communities, thus, it is our duty to give back to and help develop the people of our community through our personal time, food and monetary donations. As their businesses grow and prosper so should our communities and the people who live within them.
Host Alice Backer of www.kiskeacity.com welcomes guest Wynnie Lamour. Wynnie Lamour is the founder of the Haitian Creole Institute of NYC. She is an educator with a focus on Language & Communication. She has spent the last several years teaching Haitian Creole in the New York City metro area to a wide array of language learners. Her experiences growing up in Brooklyn as a Haitian-American have provided her with equal comfort in both cultures and languages. Wynnie has a BA in Linguistics from Cornell University and an MA in Urban Affairs from CUNY Queens College. Wynnie's philosophy of teaching is rooted in the idea of "Mindfulness", which promotes community and connectedness, while establishing a sense of pride and respect for both the Haitian language and culture. Wynnie's most recent work includes a translation of an excerpt of the Franketienne novel "Dezafi" published May 2013 by Transition Magazine (Issue 111 "New Narratives of Haiti"), a publication of the W. E. B. Du Bois Institute at Harvard University."
12 new songs from the heart of Billy Crain about his past experiences over the last year of the loss of his brother, his trip to Haiti, foster parenting, and walking with God......
Billy Crain has been a driving force on the Southern Rock and Rock scene for three decades. Practically born with a guitar in his hands, he learned how to play by ear at a very early age. By the age of fifteen he was playing in bands on the club circuit with his older brother, Tommy Crain. Tommy eventually went on to play with the Charlie Daniels Band for fifteen years . In 1976, Billy began playing with Bobby Whitlock from Derek and the Dominoes. In 1977 Billy got a call from Henry Paul from the band the Outlaws to come join his band. Billy moved to Florida to join the Henry Paul Band and the band inked a deal with Atlantic Records. The band went on to record four albums of which Billy was one of the main contributors of the songwriting.
The road has been long, filled with many musical endeavours and has led to his time now currently with The Outlaws and his own solo career with the release of his 2nd solo album "Creole Shoes"
Oonya Kempadoo’s moving third novel, All Decent Animals, looks at the personal and aesthetic choices of a multifaceted cast of characters on the Caribbean island of Trinidad—a country still developing economically but rich culturally, aiming at “world-class” status amid its poor island cousins. It is a novel about relationships, examined through the distinct rhythms of the city of Port of Spain.
Loyalties, love, conflicting cultures, and creativity come into play as Ata, a young woman working in carnival design but curious about writing, and her European boyfriend, Pierre, negotiate the care of their friend Fraser, a closeted gay man dying from AIDS. The contradictory Trinidadian setting becomes a parallel character to Fraser’s Cambridge-derived artistic sensibility and an antagonist to Ata’s creative journey.
Oonya Kempadoo was born in England to Guyanese parents. She has lived in Europe and on various islands in the Caribbean. Her first novel, Buxton Spice, was published in 1998 to great acclaim. Her second novel, Tide Running, won the prestigious Casa de las Americas Literary Prize for best English or Creole novel. Kempadoo lives in St. George’s, Grenada.
Marie Laveau and the Gullah Geechee
What is Pan African tradition in the Diaspora? Come learn Marie Laveau and the Gullah Geechee
The New Orleans style of voodoo derives from the cultures of Benin’s Dahomey Empire, the Yoruba and the Akan. It is an Afro-creole tradition. Creole is a Portuguese word meaning “home born”. It does not mean people of a lighter skin tone. Therefore Afro-creole refers to the Afrakans born into the system of slavery. Because of this unique blend, New Orleans style of voodoo is better termed Gri Gri.
The Gri Gri tradition has a long history of female leaders. Marie Laveau, a “mulatto” immigrant from Haiti, is the most famous priestess of this tradition.
Gullah Geechee Nation
Another culture with a unique blend is the Gullah Geechee Nation. Geechee culture is a blend of Igbo, Fula, Mende and other Akan ethnic groups. They were kidnapped and imprisoned on the island of Gullah off the coast of the Carolinas and exploited for their agricultural knowledge to cultivate rice and other cash crops.
The Gullah Geechee culture was born from the efforts of these Afrakans to remember and relive their traditions. The word Geechee is derived from the Ogeechee River in Savanah Georgia.
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