Black History

9:00pm

Wed February 15, 2012
Cultural, Community, Information

Zydeco Nation

Airs Wednesday, February 15 at 9:00 p.m.  Zydeco Nation is an hour-long, music-rich documentary that tells the story about an epic chapter in modern American history. Starting during World War II, French-speaking Louisiana Creoles began moving across the country to Northern California in search of both jobs and freedom. They were part of the Great Migration: the movement of six million African Americans from the Jim Crow South to the big cities of the West, North, and Midwest starting in 1915.

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9:00pm

Mon February 13, 2012
Cultural, Community, Information

Rethinking Religion: Music, Religion, and the Politics of Race

Airs Monday, February February 13 at 9:00 p.m. From The Columbia University Institute For Religion, Culture and Public Life, and the Luce Group, an exploration in words and music of how music, religion, and politics intersected during this rich period in African American history.

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9:00pm

Fri February 10, 2012
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Crescent City Blues

Richard "Tricky Dick" Dixon, who frequently plays with Tommy Singleton and John T. Lewis, at Mother-in-Law Lounge.

Airs Friday, February 10 at 9:00 p.m.   This one hour special takes listeners to the hidden world of New Orleans corner joints—bars far from the French Quarter, in neighborhoods like Central City, Treme, and Pigeontown. These clubs, patronized almost entirely by locals, nurture a resilient blues and rhythm-and-blues scene that is often overshadowed by the Crescent City’s legacy as a jazz town.

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8:00pm

Thu February 9, 2012
Cultural, Community, Information

The Harlem Renaissance

Airs Thursday, February 9 at 8:00 p.m.   As musicians migrated north following the close of Storyville, New Orleans infamous red-light district, many found their way to the newly revitalized city on the north shore of the Harlem River. This program feature a cross section of their music and stories. 

9:00pm

Fri February 3, 2012
Cultural, Community, Information

Still Singing the Blues

Little Freddie King

Airs Friday, February 3 at 9:00 p.m.

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