As broadcast on WKCR, a great discussion with the great Knoel Scott, (Saxes, flutes, vocals, percussion, dancer, bandleader) who has played with with the Sun Ra Arkestra since 1979. We also hear his original composition, Harlem Nocturne, featuring Marshall Allen recorded with his Knoel Scott Quartet at Cafe Oto in 2015.
Knoel is in town this week to play at the Nublu Jazz Festival.
Recored and broadcast live at the Ragas Live Festival 2017 from the Rubin Museum of Art, we hear the world premier of the new project: Recalling the Valley.
Jay Gandhi (bansuri) and Max ZT’s (hammered dulcimer) pay tribute to their world-renowned teachers, Shivkumar Sharma and Hariprasad Chaurasia. With Ehren Hanson on tabla they will perform music inspired by their gurus’ beloved album, “Call of the Valley.”
The new group will perform Friday December 8th as part of the Brooklyn Roots Series, produced by NYC Radio Live for Airbnb!
Time: 7 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Location: Mercy Home for Children, 273 Willoughby Ave, Brooklyn, NY
Tickets here : $20
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This is a remaster of a broadcast I did in 2012 when I had just returned from almost a month in Mali making field and studio recordings. Very special stuff:
Here’s the original intro:
I’m back from the Sahara, and, as promised, have a ton of recordings to share with you. This special show was originally broadcast on WKCR on 89.9 FM-NY and features rough mixes of studio recordings with up and coming guitarist and pop star Oumar Konate, Griot Royalty Noura Mint Seymali from Mauritania recording exclusively for us in her flat in Timbuktu, artists from Niger informally jamming in their tents and the Festival Au Desert and much, much more. We’ll hear this Takamba band in the photo above- they use a car battery and a PA and the flute ends up sounding just like Jimi Hendrix…