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Friday, November 23, 2007

Riffin' This Week



MON: BIG VOICES: Three male singers, who fit the description. Andy Bey, Bill Henderson, and a more recent discovery, Everette Greene. All three are blessed with impressive voices that they use artfully and stylishly.

TUES: MORE VOICES: Singers who use the instrument in the art of interpretation that makes them unique. Ray Charles, Shirley Horn, Michael Buble, Freddy Cole, Diana Krall, Luciana Souza, Cassandra Wilson, Linda Rondstat, Kurt Elling and Jackie Allen.

WED: The acclaimed trumpeter, Sean Jones, who holds the first trumpet chair in the Lincoln Centre Jazz Orchestra led by Wynton Marsalis, plays a supportive role to 3 singers.

THURS: “Everytime I hear the sound, the sound”, a famous line from a Mutabaruka poem, is given a sonic portrait.

FRID: Regarded as one of the world’s greatest singers, Youssou N’ Dour takes us to northern Senegal for a new sound. Richard Bona, from the Cameroon, Lokua Kanza, from the Congo, and Gerald Toto, a Caribbean from Paris, meet in an African music summit.

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