ShowDiasporic Music
Broadcast TitleGet a Taste of the African Experience in Canada, Through Music
Broadcast Date2010-02-14
Record Date2010-02-14
SummaryNorman Otis Richmond plays the music of Harrison Kennedy, the first African Canadian to sell a million records as a member of the Detroit-based "Chairmen of the Board". Kennedy along with Norman "General" Johnson and Danny Woods hit it big with "Give Me Just A Little More Time". Kennedy recently released a song, "40 Acres and a Mule" which calls for reparations. Hear this new song, along with another song "Pay Back Time" calling for reparations by King Cosmos. Another African artist from Toronto has put Claude McKay's poem, "If We Must Die" to music. Tune in to hear Lazo reggae rendition of McKay's work, Tiki Mercury Clarke's Three Disc CD, "Lift Every Voice & Sing", along with music from veteran Jay Douglas. Also hear the music of Deborah Cox, who once had the longest running R&B hit in Billboard Magazine, "Nobody's Supposed To Be Here". Glen Rickett and his son Glenn Lewis get some air time. And finally, hear some down home gospel from Jay McGee.