Give For Good:

Bela Fleck

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Thu March 26, 2015
Savannah Music Festival

Savannah Music Festival: Bela Fleck Abigail Washburn

Airs Thursday, March 26, at 8 p.m. Though they've played as a duo since they first met, trying impromptu duets at picking parties, doing a few tunes at benefits and playing occasional radio shows together, that was long before they got married and took the show on the road. With the birth of their little boy in the summer of summer of 2013, Bela Fleck and Abigail Washburn decided that the best way to stay together more would be to play together more. In this episode, we listen to a performance given by banjoists Bela Fleck and Abigail Washburn, recorded live at the Savannah Music Festival in the Lucas Theatre for the Arts.

8:00pm

Thu September 19, 2013
Savannah Music Festival

Savannah Music Festival: Bela Fleck, Edgar Meyer & Zakir Hussain - Part One

Airs Thursday, September 19 at 8 p.m. 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.

8:00pm

Tue June 4, 2013
Newport & Savannah

Newport Jazz & Savannah Music Fest Special

Airs Tuesday, June 4 at 8 p.m.  Join Bill Beckett & 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 & 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: DONATE NOW!

8:00pm

Thu May 9, 2013
Savannah Music Festival

Savannah Music Festival: Bela Fleck Africa Project, Episode Two

Airs Thursday, May 3 at 8:00 p.m. Part Two of Two: Banjoist Bela Fleck performs alongside exceptional African musicians such as Toumani Diabate, Vusi Mahlasela, D'Gary, Anania Ngoliga and others. Recorded at the Trustees Theater during the Savannah Music Festival.  Bela Fleck is often considered the premier banjo player in the world. While he is probably best known for his group The Flecktones, his musical projects have included straight-ahead and progressive bluegrass, as well as collaborations with jazz pianist Chick Corea, bass virtuoso Edgar Meyer, and Indian tabla master Zakir Hussain, among others. 

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8:00pm

Thu May 2, 2013
Savannah Music Festival

Savannah Music Festival: Bela Fleck Africa Project Part One

Airs Thursday, May 2 at 8:00 p.m.  Part One of Two:  Banjoist Bela Fleck performs alongside exceptional African musicians such as Toumani Diabate, Vusi Mahlasela, D'Gary, Anania Ngoliga and others. Recorded at the Trustees Theater during the Savannah Music Festival.   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 20th century. One of the most renowned banjoists in the world today is Bela 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 Toumani Diabate, Vusi Mahlasela, D'Gary, and Anania Ngoliga with their musical partners, and with Bela Fleck and fiddler Casey Driessen.

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