Bela Fleck http://redriverradio.org en Savannah Music Festival: Bela Fleck, Edgar Meyer & Zakir Hussain - Part One http://redriverradio.org/post/savannah-music-festival-bela-fleck-edgar-meyer-zakir-hussain-part-one-0 <p><strong>Airs Thursday, September 19 at 8 p.m.</strong> Bassist Edgar Meyer and banjoist Bela Fleck had collaborated for nearly thirty years, but in 2008 when they formed a trio with tabla master Zakir Hussain, they created a small group in which each member offered up original compositions based upon their virtuosity and shared musical ideas. Tune in for part two of a 2011 Savannah Music Festival concert featuring Fleck, Meyer and Hussain live at the Lucas Theatre for the Arts. Fri, 20 Sep 2013 01:00:00 +0000 33526 at http://redriverradio.org Savannah Music Festival: Bela Fleck, Edgar Meyer & Zakir Hussain - Part One Newport Jazz & Savannah Music Fest Special http://redriverradio.org/post/newport-jazz-savannah-music-fest-special <p><strong>Airs Tuesday, June 4 at 8 p.m.&nbsp; </strong>Join Bill Beckett &amp; Wally Derleth tonight at 8 pm for a "Best Of' special feature selected sets from the Newport Jazz Festival and the Savannah Music Festival with featured artists Joe Lovano, Esperanza Spalding, Amina Figarova, Bob Seeley, Ballake Sissoko &amp; Vincent Segal, Bela Fleck, Paco de Lucia and Regina Carter's Reverse Thread. Call in with your pledge and support all the variety you get on Red River Radio at 800-552-8502 or pledge on line here:&nbsp;<strong><a href="https://secure.publicbroadcasting.net/rrr/default/form.pledgemain" target="_blank">DONATE NOW</a>!</strong> Wed, 05 Jun 2013 01:00:00 +0000 Bill Beckett & Wally Derleth - Evening Jazz 28615 at http://redriverradio.org Newport Jazz & Savannah Music Fest Special Savannah Music Festival: Bela Fleck Africa Project, Episode Two http://redriverradio.org/post/savannah-music-festival-bela-fleck-africa-project-episode-two-0 <p><strong style="line-height: 1.5;"><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Airs Thursday, May 3 at 8:00 p.m.&nbsp;</span></strong><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Part Two of Two: Banjoist </span>Bela<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Fleck performs alongside exceptional African musicians such as </span>Toumani<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> </span>Diabate<span style="line-height: 1.5;">, </span>Vusi<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> </span>Mahlasela<span style="line-height: 1.5;">, </span>D'Gary<span style="line-height: 1.5;">, </span>Anania<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> </span>Ngoliga<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> and others. Recorded at the Trustees Theater during the Savannah Music Festival. &nbsp;</span>Bela<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Fleck is often considered the premier banjo player in the world. While he is probably best known for his group The </span>Flecktones<span style="line-height: 1.5;">, his musical projects have included straight-ahead and progressive bluegrass, as well as collaborations with jazz pianist Chick </span>Corea<span style="line-height: 1.5;">, bass virtuoso Edgar Meyer, and Indian </span>tabla<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> master </span>Zakir<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> </span>Hussain<span style="line-height: 1.5;">, among others.&nbsp;</span></p><p> Fri, 10 May 2013 01:00:00 +0000 27050 at http://redriverradio.org Savannah Music Festival: Bela Fleck Africa Project, Episode Two Savannah Music Festival: Bela Fleck Africa Project Part One http://redriverradio.org/post/savannah-music-festival-bela-fleck-africa-project-part-one <p><strong style="line-height: 1.5;"><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Airs Thursday, May 2 at 8:00 p.m. &nbsp;</span></strong><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Part One of Two: &nbsp;Banjoist </span>Bela<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Fleck performs alongside exceptional African musicians such as </span>Toumani<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> </span>Diabate<span style="line-height: 1.5;">, </span>Vusi<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> </span>Mahlasela<span style="line-height: 1.5;">, </span>D'Gary<span style="line-height: 1.5;">, </span>Anania<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> </span>Ngoliga<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> and others. Recorded at the Trustees Theater during the Savannah Music Festival. &nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Though the banjo is commonly associated with American musical styles such as country, folk and bluegrass, the stringed instrument was actually adapted from several African musicians before it developed into the modern banjo during the </span>20th<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> century. One of the most renowned banjoists in the world today is </span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Bela</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Fleck, who in early 2005, embarked on a trip to Africa in which he collaborated musically with some of the top musicians there. Four years later he assembled some of his favorite musicians from across the African continent and brought them over for a short tour in the United States. During this two-hour program we listen to performances by </span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Toumani</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> </span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Diabate</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">, </span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Vusi</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> </span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Mahlasela</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">, </span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">D'Gary</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">, and </span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Anania</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> </span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Ngoliga</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> with their musical partners, and with </span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Bela</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Fleck and fiddler Casey </span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Driessen</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">.</span></p><p> Fri, 03 May 2013 01:00:00 +0000 26720 at http://redriverradio.org Savannah Music Festival: Bela Fleck Africa Project Part One Savannah Music Festival: Bela Fleck and the Marcus Roberts Trio http://redriverradio.org/post/savannah-music-festival-bela-fleck-and-marcus-roberts-trio <p><strong>Airs Thursday, December 13 at 9:00 p.m. &nbsp;</strong>Tune in to hear banjoist Bela Fleck with pianist Marcus Roberts and his trio, live from Savannah in their debut performance together. The history of the banjo in jazz dates back to the earliest ensembles of the 20th century in New Orleans, when banjo players were occasionally the star of the band. Over the next 100 years, however, the banjo changed within American musical culture, gradually falling out of favor as a primary instrument within a jazz band. In the spring of 2011, the Savannah Music Festival premiered a project featuring banjoist Bela Fleck with pianist Marcus Roberts and his trio. The results proved that the banjo has always been a wonderful solo instrument in jazz, particularly in the hands of a great improvisor like Bela Fleck. Tune in to hear Marcus Roberts on piano, Jason Marsalis on drums, Rodney Jordan on bass and Bela Fleck on banjo, live from Savannah in their debut performance.</p><p> Fri, 14 Dec 2012 02:00:00 +0000 Rob Gibson 20513 at http://redriverradio.org Savannah Music Festival: Bela Fleck and the Marcus Roberts Trio