9am: Jazz Profiles: Billie Holiday
Few song-stylists of any era are as immediately distinctive and arresting as Lady Day. Her rhythmic instinct for melodies brought vocals to the forefront of jazz expression. This one-hour special tells Holiday’s story through music and interviews.
10am: Dakota Dave Hull Black History Month Special KFAI DJ Dakota Dave Hull brings together a collection of early blues and jazz recordings, including the first ever interracial recordings made in America. Hull will explore, through music, how American music as we know it grew out of musicians, black and white, influencing each other.
Find the day’s complete schedule here:blackhistorymonth2008
Today we began with Music from Crete (Greek label), followed by music of the Gond of India (Gallo), and then music from Afghanistan (World Network), and music for the Mbira (African Thumb Piano) from Zimbabwe by Dumisani Maraire and Ephat Mujuru (Music of the World), and then music from the great Guitarist from Mali, Boubacar Traore (Sterns Africa), and then a track from the new release of Martin Hayes (Green Linnet), followed by a Basque tune from the Secret Museum of Mankind V. 1 (Yazoo), a track from the new release by the Brass Kings, new tracks from the super group Mozaik (Andy Irvine, Donal Lunny, Bruce Molsky, Nicola Parov, and Rens van der Zelm) (Compass), and a track from the latest by the Taraf de Haidouks of Romania Maskarada (Crammed Discs).
During the second hour we listened to an interview with Irish accordionist, Paddy O’Brien and guitarist Daithi Sproule…The music we was Paddy and Daithi and Paddy and Brian Miller (Hosmer concert).