ShowDiasporic Music
Broadcast TitleDan Hill; Faith Nolan; Tribute to Donald Byrd
Broadcast Date2013-07-14
Record Date2013-07-14

Richmond interviews Nova Scotia born social activist, singer-songwriter and guitarist, Faith Nolan and African Canadian author, singer and songwriter, Dan Hill. Hill had two major hit songs, "Sometimes When We Touch" and "Can't We Try", a duet with Vonda Shepard. He refused to perform in South Africa during apartheid and did not permit his record label at the time, 20th Century Fox, to release his music in South Africa during that period. Hill supported the Toronto-based Biko-Rodney-Malcolm Coalition.

Tribute to the legendary jazz trumpeter Donaldson Toussaint L'Ouverture Byrd III, simply known as Donald Byrd. Born in Detroit, Michigan, Byrd attended Cass Technical High School. He played hard-bop and bebop jazz, soul, and funk music for over 40 years. He recorded many albums as a bandleader and sideman. With a Ph.D. in music education, Dr. Byrd taught music at a string of colleges and universities, including HBCU Howard University, where he earned his J.D. and helped form the student-musician jazz fusion group The Blackbyrds. At North Carolina Central University he inspired another student-based group called 125th Street NYC Band. Byrd won many awards and is recognized as a Jazz Master by the National Endowment for the Arts. Donald Byrd joined the ancestors on February 4th, 2013. Visit Norman (Otis) Richmond aka Jalali on Facebook.