This is one INCREDIBLEgroup. They jammed the night away and the icing on the cake I'd say was the DJ. He was more than just a DJ although he did have an actual vinyl disc but there was a kaoscillator or some other thingy that added to the flavor.
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.
Tuesday, January 10th, Deborah Harkness calls in to talk about her new urban fantasy novel, A Discovery of Witches. It’s the first book of the All Souls trilogy, which begins with historian Diana Bishop opening a bewitched alchemical manuscript in Oxford’s Bodleian Library.
Our guest in the second half of the show is children’s book author Stephen Shaskan, www.stephenshaskan.com, whose debut picture book is called A Dog Is a Dog. It has received many accolades from reviewers at Publisher’s Weekly, School Library Journal, Kirkus, and many prominent Children’s Literature blogs. Recently, A Dog is a Dog made it onto New York Public Libraries top 100 books to Read and Share for 2011, and on their Top Ten Read-Alouds of 2011.