ShowDiasporic Music
Broadcast TitleDiasporic Music on February 19, 2017
Broadcast Date2017-02-19
Record Date2017-02-19

Diasporic Music on Uhuru Radio With Norman (Otis) Richmond aka Jalali & Malinda Francis

Interview with Tiki Mercury Clarke

Tiki Mercury-Clarke who history will record as one of the all-time greatest Canadian jazz artists, is a multi-talented Canadian-born singer-pianist, storyteller, lyricist, composer and cultural historian. She has become a keeper of Afrikan ancestral wisdom, and, in harmony with tradition, a vessel for the often hard to find, authentic, African North American musical expression called jazz.

Tiki promotes her artistic talents and creations and makes them available online for bookings and/or purchase. Whether an evening of sultry, edgy jazz or a storytelling presentation, any performance by Tiki Mercury-Clarke demonstrates why she has been called "the crown jewel in Canada's diadem of divas."

Tribute to Phyllis Linda Hyman (July 6, 1949 - June 30, 1995)

Phyllis Linda Hyman was an African singer-songwriter and actress. Hyman had an African consciousness and at one time in history she was a member of the Congress of African People (CAP). She was a member in the 1970s when CAP was a proponent of Black Nationalism and was lead by Amiri Baraka. In later years CAP moved to Marxism-Leninism Mao Tsetung.

Hyman She is best known for her singles from the late 1970s to the early 1990s: "You Know How to Love Me"; "Living All Alone" and "Don't Wanna Change the World".

Hyman was honored by Toronto's anti-apartheid Biko-Rodney-Malcolm Coalition (BRMC) for refusing to entertain in Apartheid South Africa. Hyman was offered $100,000 to perform for four weeks in 1981. She was given a piece of pot created by Jose Garcia a founding member of the Afro American Progressive Association one of the first black power groups in Canada.