10/6/2013: Sistahs Who Rock The Beat

 

SISTAHS WHO ROCK THE BEAT
Producer/Host: Brenda Bell Brown
Special Guest: Jamila Calliope Muse Anderson
(photo credit: Michele Spaise)

Sharing musical stylings from West Africa to the Mississippi Delta, Sistahs Who Rock The Beat is about the rhythm that makes you move and the women who provide the beat to make it happen.  Selections feature star drummer Cindy Blackman Santana, violinist Rhiannon Giddens of the Carolina Chocolate Drops, disco queen Evelyn Champagne King and Saint Paul (MN) songbird Ashley DuBose https://www.facebook.com/events/457935737658202/, among many others.  Multi-talented artist Jamila Calliope Muse Anderson stopped by to share what inspires her artistry with host Brenda Bell Brown.  A triple-threat of talent - theatre, song, writing - Jamila is slated for roles in upcoming productions at The Playwrights Center and Theatre Unbound.  Her song "The Show" is a highlight on today's playlist.

Playlist Tracks: 
Cindy Blackman Santana - Performance Spotlight
Album: Montreal Drum Fest 2009; Label: DRUMS ETC / LE MUSICIEN QUÉBÉCOIS INC
African Women - DjembeFola
Album: ; Label: Dragon Head Music
Ruthie Foster - Stone Love
Album: Ruthie Foster Live at Antone's; Label: Blue Corn Music
Carolina Chocolate Drops - Hit 'Em Up Style (feat. Rhiannon Giddens)
Album: Genuine Negro Jig; Label: Nonesuch
Memphis Minnie - I'm A Bad Luck Woman
Album: Essential Recordings; Label: Proper Box UK
Nina Simone - Funkier Than A Mosquito's Tweeter
Album: It Is Finished; Label: RCA/Legacy
Evelyn Champagne King - Shame
Album: Love Come Down: The Best of Evelyn Champagne King; Label: Sbme Special Mkts
Mother's Finest - Baby Love
Album: Another Mother Further; Label: Epic
Jamila Calliope Muse Anderson - The Show (accompaniment - Greg Washington)
Album: written and produced by Jamila Calliope Muse Anderson; Label:
Ashley DuBose - Diamonds
Album: (studio version); Label: THE VOICE Performance (NBC network)