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.
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.
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.