Featuring two music festivals in Morocco (Gnawa Sacred) in the first segment, followed by music from Iran and another anti-war message on the 5th year of occupation in Iraq. Global Beat ends this week with a visit to Zimbabwe on the eve of another election opportunity, looking back on the dream of independence 27 years later.
A special edition of BOPSTREET dedicated to the memory of Ronnie Italiano, better known—in vocal group harmony circles—as Ronnie ‘I’, founder and president of UGHA-United in Group Harmony Association—the oldest, and for over twenty years the ONLY, non profit organization devoted to the preservation, exposure and education of pioneering Vocal Group Harmony Sounds. One man with a vision of a more perfect world toiling in the vineyard of sound since 1976—a true individual was our Ronnie. He will be missed and NEVER forgotten. Only three other individuals in the course of the program’s nearly twenty years on the air have had an entire show devoted to his or her memory: Sinatra, Peggy Lee, and Slim Gaillard. BOPSTEET celebrates the Life and Legacy of RONNIE I