Host Laura Theodore, the Jazzy Vegetarian, chats with Jana Herzen, founder and president of Motema Music, an award-winning record label based in Harlem, New York. We’ll talk about hot music and simple vegan recipes for summer. Jana's own musical escapades include writing songs in Bali, jamming with aboriginal tribesmen around campfires in Outback Australia, recording in Africa and Paris with Afro-Pop stars, recording with members of the Carlos Santana band, and performing at an official state gala for Nelson Mandela in Paris. The songs of her CD, Soup’s On Fire travel through exotic far-reaching musical territories while never straying far from the heart. A self-described groove musician, Jana plays acoustic and electric guitars, bass, kalimba, “dub” didjeridu and assorted percussion instruments. She has performed at clubs and events around the U.S.as well as abroad in England, France, Italy, Japan, Zaire, Bali, Australia and Ecuador. In 2003, Jana founded the Motema label which has been much in the press for it's award-winning Jazz artists. The current roster includes NEA Jazz Master Randy Weston, NAACP Nominee Geri Allen, bass legend Rufus Reid, pianists Monty Alexander, Lynne Arriale, and many more. For more information, please visit http://motema.com
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