Fela Sowande discusses his career, music, and compares African culture and music to Western culture and music. Includes two songs that are sung by tenor Max Worthley. Includes a clip of a Nigerian Youth song. Includes performance by a Nigerian skiffle band. Sowande was inspired by [Anthony Gregascoigne], an English poet he met in England.
Interviewing author and musicologist Paul Berliner.
Discussing the book "The Freedom Principle: Jazz After 1958" (published by Morrow) with author and jazz historian John Litweiler.
A discussion with sociologist and anthropologist St. Clair Drake at the time of his receiving an honorary award from Roosevelt University on the themes of his convocation address. A fascinating deep-dive into race relations from the Revolution to the Bicentennial, touching on the contradictions, crises and struggles that led to Black institutions and liberation. Studs plays several excerpts from previous programs with St.
Fela Sowande discusses his career, different types of Nigerian and African music, the Yoruba people, and religion. Includes clips of an African Yoruba pagan hymn "Oyigiyigi," a Christian version of that hymn, and an organ version of that hymn. Includes Sowande's song "Roll de Ol' Chariot." Quotes a poem by [Anthony Gregascoigne], an English poet he met in England.
Discussing the book "The Power of Black Music: Interpreting Its History from Africa to the United States" (published by Oxford University Press) with the author Dr. Samuel Floyd, Jr.
Interviewing oral historian, folk musician and musicologist Jesus "Chuy" Negrete.
Alan Lomax discusses collecting international folk music (part 1 of 2). This 1959 broadcast was recorded after Alan Lomax traveled Europe collecting folk music. Includes: Trallalero song from north Italy; Italian folk opera song; a Slavic style Italian serenade; songs from Naples, Sicily and Sardinia; music from the Bulgarian State Folk Dance Ensemble; a Bulgarian ballad; and "My Little John Henry (Got a Mighty Know)" and "Long Summer Day" song by Alan Lomax.
Interviewing at the College of DuPage with harmonica player, pianist, and composer Howard Levy.
Discussing Nigerian music with musicologist and anthropologist on Nigerian music, Charles Keil.
Alan Lomax discusses collecting international folk music (part 2 of 2). This 1959 broadcast was recorded after Alan Lomax traveled Europe collecting folk music. Includes: African-American folk song sung by Alan Lomax; flamenco music, Spanish Easter procession band; Mallorca music, lullaby and dance; Ibizan music and dance; and Southern American prison chain gang song.
Fela Sowande discusses his career, Nigerian music, and compares African culture and Western culture. Includes clips of musical performances by Highlife musicians and orchestra. Music: A clip of high-life music, "Folk Symphony for Full Orchestra."