ShowDiasporic Music
Broadcast TitleLive talk with "Venezuela Rising" documentary producer Skipper Bailey; musical spotlight on "The Whispers"
Broadcast Date2012-12-30
Record Date2012-12-30
SummaryThis show featured the music of one of Los Angeles' most successful vocal groups, The Whispers. We spoke live with Skipper Bailey, Executive Producer of the film "Venezuela Rising". As seen through the eyes of grandmother and community organizer Gladys Bolivar, the documentary follows her and her compatriots five days before it was to be decided by popular referendum whether Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez would continue in office or step down. The entire nation has been mobilized. Would it be "SI", yes he will be recalled, or NO " he will remain in office? Most Venezuelans feel that no less than the entire future of their country is at stake. Diasporic Music is made in the West, but is not of the West. Norman (Otis) Richmond aka Jalali provides an All-African mix of music and politics.