|Broadcast Title||Diasporic Music on July 16, 2017|
Tribute to John William Coltrane (September 23, 1926 - July 17, 1967)
Trane as he was called always said, "I want to be a force for good." He was an African jazz saxophonist and composer. Working in the bebop and hard bop idioms early in his career, Coltrane helped pioneer the use of modes in jazz and was later at the forefront of free jazz. The People's Republic of the Congo (1969 to 1991) issued a stamp with Coltrane's picture on it.
Lawrence Hamm the Chair of the People's Organization for Progress (POP) discusses the rebellion that took place in Newark, New Jersey 50 years ago in July of 1967.
Kali Akuno of the Malcolm X Grassroots Organization will discuss the election of Chokwe Antar Lumumba as Mayor of Jackson, Mississippi. Jackson has a history of righteous resistance. It was the home base of the human rights giant Medgar Evers.
Music from Trane
Music from Newark
MATERIAL featuring Whitney Houston & Archie Shepp