Tag: Music
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Interview
Airdate: July 21, 2011

The pop artist, who also performs music from her debut CD, “Pennies in a Jar,” discusses what it was like to collaborate with the likes of Bob Dylan, Burt Bacharach and Carole King.

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Interview
Airdate: July 13, 2011

In this special episode, a Black entrepreneur shares the backstory of his successful pilgrimage from North Carolina to Shanghai and his unique perspective on Chinese culture and the role “race” plays in this once isolated country.

July 7th, 2011

I’ve been on a bit of a world music kick recently, thanks in no small part to blogs like African Gospel Church and Dream Beach Records, both depositories of unusual and danceable tunes from obscure corners of the globe. It was on the latter that I came across one of the most unusual (and catchiest-sounding) [...]

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Interview
Airdate: July 7, 2011

The actor-turned-director of the new hip-hop documentary Beats, Rhymes and Life: The Travels of A Tribe Called Quest explains why he feels the group is just as important to music as the Beatles and discusses his disagreement over the film with Tribe frontman Q-Tip.

June 19th, 2011

Not only was he a big man, his musical flare was just as huge.

June 5th, 2011

The news of the death of an icon is always sad, and it was particularly so with the passing of musical pioneer, visionary poet (and personal hero of mine) Gil Scott-Heron. Scott-Heron died in a Manhattan hospital May 27th at the age of 62. The cause of death was not immediately clear, but the musician’s [...]

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Interview
Airdate: June 9, 2011

Veteran entertainer reflects on his career success and demonstrates why he’s ranked as the top Adult Contemporary chart artist of all time by performing “Bring on Tomorrow” from his new CD, “15 Minutes”—his first original album in 10 years.

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Interview
Airdate: June 8, 2011

Grammy-winning singer-songwriter discusses his father’s legacy and explains why every song on his latest album is from his heart; he also performs a track from “Wild and Free.”

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Interview
Airdate: June 7, 2011

Grammy-nominated singer-songwriter discusses her latest CD, “Kaleidoscope Heart,” and explains why her music career initially was an uphill battle.

May 28th, 2011

Not feeling all of this Odd Future buzz? Yeah, me neither. This guy, on the other hand, is awesome. Here’s the single from Ghostpoet‘s (aka Obaro Ejimiwe) debut album, Peanut Butter Blues and Melancholy Jam. Cool name, right? You can find the rest of the album streaming on the BBC’s website, here.

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