Cheo Feliciano: An Appreciation

I was still in bed early Thursday morning, 17 April, when I received a text that Cheo Feliciano, one of the greatest soneros in the history of Afro-Latin music had just succumbed a few hours earlier to a car accident in Puerto Rico.

Interview with Ken Braun

Here’s my interview with Ken Braun, who produced and compiled a 2-volume CD retrospective on the Congolese music legend Tabu Ley Rochereau called “The Voice of Lightness” (Sterns). Tabu Ley died November 30th in a Brussels hospital where he had been undergoing treatment for a stroke he suffered in 2008.

Jazz Safari features Congo’s Music Legend Franco and His Challenge to Society: Beware of AIDS

Jazz Safari features Congo’s Music Legend Franco and His Challenge to Society: Beware of AIDS

Jazz Safari features Congo’s Music Legend Franco and His Challenge to Society: Beware of AIDS

On this Saturday’s (12/03) edition of Jazz Safari, I will feature Congo’s legendary guitarist, singer and bandleader Franco and his song “Attention Na SIDA” (Beware of AIDS) to commemorate World AIDS Day.