African Music http://redriverradio.org en Newport Jazz Festival: Regina Carter's Reverse Thread In Concert http://redriverradio.org/post/newport-jazz-festival-regina-carters-reverse-thread-concert <div><strong>Airs Monday, November 18 at 8 p.m. </strong>&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">Like many jazz musicians before her, violinist Regina Carter mined her African cultural inheritance through music.&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Hers is a postmodern approach; her latest record, Reverse Thread, is as likely to source from field recordings of&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Ugandan Jews as from contemporary </span>Afropop<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> and beyond. It's also delightfully easygoing, intricate yet breezy. Carter and </span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">her unique band feature a mix of violin with </span>kora<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> (West African harp) and accordion along with drums and bass for a compelling blend of jazz and African roots that both infectious and energizing.</span></div><p> Tue, 19 Nov 2013 02:00:00 +0000 36146 at http://redriverradio.org Newport Jazz Festival: Regina Carter's Reverse Thread In Concert Savannah Music Festival: Bassekou Kouyate & Ngoni Ba http://redriverradio.org/post/savannah-music-festival-bassekou-kouyate-ngoni-ba <p><strong>Airs Thursday, August 2 at 8:00 p.m.&nbsp; </strong>Tune in to hear one of Mali&#39;s most renowned musicians, Bassekou Kouyate, performing with his group Ngoni Ba. The musical heritage of French West Africa includes a wealth of traditional and popular music styles from a variety of countries including Senegal, Ghana, Ivory Coast, Benin and Mali. The arid, landlocked nation of Mali is a cultural colossus. Its contemporary music serves as a rich and varied reminder of American music&#39;s West African roots. Fri, 03 Aug 2012 01:00:00 +0000 Rob Gibson 14015 at http://redriverradio.org Savannah Music Festival: Bassekou Kouyate & Ngoni Ba