ShowDiasporic Music
Broadcast TitleDiasporic Music on February 26, 2017
Broadcast Date2017-02-26
Record Date2017-02-26

Rupert Lewis, Sarah Onyango and Tribute to Walter "Junie" Morrison

Rupert Lewis is our guest today. He discusses "From Negro History Week to African Liberation Month."

Sarah Onyango talks about African Liberation Month aka Black History in Canada's capital city, Ottawa.

Tribute to Walter "Junie" Morrison

Walter "Junie" Morrison was an African musician and record producer. He was a member of the Ohio Players in the early 1970s, and later became the musical director of P-Funk. He died on January 21, 2017, at the age of 62. He was believed to have been living in London. His death was reported the following month, but the details remained private. Junie was born in Dayton, Ohio and was always surrounded by the funk and at one moment in history sang in the same baby choir that was comprised of Thomas and William Shelby, future members of Lakeside and Dynasty with Solar Records and eventually, Johnnie and Keith Wilder, who went on to form the mega group Heatwave, signed to Epic Records. Dayton Ohio's, Mayor Whaley and the House of Representatives proclaimed February 24, 2017 "Paul Mooney Day". As Gil Scott-Heron's Uncle Roy Heron use to say, "How U like that ONE?"

Solange Remembers Late Funk Legend Junie Morrison, the Inspiration Behind Her Song 'Junie'