World Beat Connection on 05/12/11
Although jazz is a uniquely American musical expression, its roots lie in Africa. Without African music there would be no jazz. And coming full circle, Jazz has found its way back into modern African music. In this Spring Drive special we bring you African Jazz alongside works from African-American artists whose music has been deeply influenced by the music's African roots. Featured artists include Hugh Masekela, Randy Weston, the African Jazz Pioneers, Horace Silver, Manu Dibango, Don Cherry, Abdullah Ibrahim, and Yusef Lateef. At noon D.J. Charlie of the “World Beat Connection” starts things off, followed by Andy of Timbuktunes at 2:00 pm. Four hours of the best in African Jazz."