Welcome to a New Year. I'm starting my show with two songs off the music from the acclaimed television series Africa to set the tone for the international hour of music I will deliver. Terrence Howard will send us in another direction rich in history and electrical rythmns.
Bridget B.here, I'm set to host An Evening of Afrotainment this Saturday from 7pm to 10pm. Listen to music of the African Diaspora by Black artists worldwide. All genres from African traditional to esoteric experimental.
Portland's Rabbi Aryeh Hirshfield was a Rabbi, a musician, and a tireless activist for global peace and interfaith dialogue.
Sunday December 27th 2009 was the first yahrtzeit, or anniversary of his death. On this special Yiddish Hour we explore the roots of Reb Aryeh's music, and learn of his journey from musician playing Dylan and Spanish protest songs in Ghirardelli Square, to Rabbi and composer of liturgical music.
Her name is Soha, a French contemporary R&B singer who signed with Virgin Music back in 2007 and quickly released her debut album D'Ici et d'Ailleurs with a re-release in 2008. She hails from Marseille and has Jazz, Blues, Soul, Jamaican Reggae and Latin influences sprinkled throughout her repretoire of music. I discovered her music during my recent trip to Paris and of these three songs that I played: