THE RIFF 2/22/19: Remembering poet and rap pioneer Gil Scott-Heron. Perspectives on Haitian Music by RAM; Lakou Mizik, and Godwin Louis.
“I’ve Seen” a new album by Poet Oku Onoura. “Stalemate” and “Zombie” by the Godfather of Afrobeat, FELA KUTI & Africa 70.
Catch THE RIFFNEW SINGLES: “Lie To Me” by Analea Brown; “Concentrate” by Iba Mahr; “Champion A Champion” by Lymie Murray, and a mash up “In My Feeling” featuring Drake; Alton Ellis and Sadiki.
‘THE SUNDAY RIFF’ 2/24/19: “Koln” by trombonist Marshall Gilkes and the WDR Band, as composer, arranger, conductor and soloist.“The Gleaner’s” solo bass by Larry Grenadier. Surprising songs by mezzo-soprano Joy DiDonato. Also songs by Etta Jones, and the 2019Grammy winner Cecile McLorin Salvant.