ShowDiasporic Music
Broadcast TitleDiasporic Music on April 30, 2017
Broadcast Date2017-04-30
Record Date2017-04-30

Celebration the Centenary of the birth of Helen Williams and her granddaughter Imani. Williams born on May 1, 1917 in Gibsland is a town in Bienville Parish in northern Louisiana. She is the author of the book of poetry, "From Birth to Longevity". Imani her granddaughter is currently studying in Norway.

Tribute to a foundation member of the The Main Ingredient. The group was formed in Harlem, New York City in 1964, composed of lead singer Donald McPherson, Luther Simmons, Jr., and Panama-born Tony Silvester. Cuba Gooding Sr. Replaced McPherson, when he died. He scored a Top 10 Pop and R&B smash with their production of Ben E.King's hit "Supernatural Thing" in 1975. He managed True Reflection, a vocal group that produced Glenn Leonard who went to become a Temptation. He also produced the Calypso band from Trinidad and Tobago Kalyan, who recorded in Thunder Sound Recording studio in Canada.


  • Main Ingredient - "Black Seeds Keep on Growing"
  • Temptations - "Power"
  • Kalyan - "Hello Africa"
  • Main Ingredient -"If You Want It"
  • Papa Wemba - "Fa Fa Fa"
  • Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings "100 Days, 100 Nights"
  • Jah9 - "Unafraid"
  • Jah9 - "Misunderstood" (Nina Simone Cover)
  • Judy Mowatt - "Many Are Called"
  • Billy Stewart - "Sitting in the Park"
  • Derrick Harriott "The Loser"
  • Freddie McGregor -"I was Born a Winner"