World Music

Jazz Singer Sophia Shorai
Produced by Daniel Zamzow

Sophia Shorai was born in Zimbabwe and raised in Minneapolis. A classically trained pianist, she began exploring jazz in her early teens, learning vocalese from her trumpet-playing father. Sophia performs regularly at the Dakota Jazz Club in Minneapolis, and in other venues across the Twin Cities. In addition to singing, she has done voice work for national television commercials, as well as television and motion pictures. This concert was recorded April 28, at the Red Stag Supperclub in Northeast Minneapolis. With Tanner Taylor on keyboard.

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More from the Mediterranean… ending in Brasil — inverse order from last week.

Quite a mix of cool new sounds… Starting off with the excellent new African Head Charge “Voodoo of the Godsent” album from ON-U Sound. This was followed by new music from Dub for Light (on Dan Dada), Illuminati Congo, Keera Rootz (with Asante Amen), Eljai, Jahlix, Liquid Stranger, and more.

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It’s an all-music program tonight. We start with songs about stars:David Bowie, Bo Derek, Elvis-from a new selection from Radio France Internationale. An eclectic mix from past and present completes the program.

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Remembering departed heroes – Ustad Sultan Khan (1940-2011); Sam Rivers (1923-2011); Paul Motian (1931-2011); Billy Bang (1947-2011); Gordon Beck (1936-2011)

Rangeela, Mizmaar, Strings, Shiraz Uppal, Amanat Ali, Najma Akhtar, Fareed Ayaz and Abu Mohammad, Falu, Prem Joshua, Trilok Gurtu and Jan Garbarek, and more.



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