Presenter and curator of music and sound cultures.

Joined August 2008
Remembering Rahsaan Roland Kirk, born on this day in 1935 in Columbus, Ohio. Here he is performing in Belgium in 1963 with Guy Pedersen on bass, George Gruntz on piano, and Daniel Humair on drums.
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Remembering Abbey Lincoln, born on this day in 1930 in Chicago. Here she is performing "Driva' Man" with Max Roach, Clifford Jordan, Coleridge-Taylor Perkinson, and Eddie Kahn on Belgian television in 1964.
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Remembering Baden Powell, born on this day in 1937 in Rio de Janeiro. Here he is playing “Prelude in A Minor.”
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Happy birthday to drummer Airto Moreira, born on this day in 1941 in Itaiópolis, State of Santa Catarina, Brazil. Here he is performing with his wife and musical partner Flora Purim, plus Larry Nass, Keith Jones, Kai Akage, and Laudir D'Oliveira.
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Remembering trumpeter Ernestine "Tiny" Davis, born on this day in 1909 in Memphis. Here she is performing "When the Saints Go Marching In" in a clip from the short film "Tiny & Ruby: Hell Divin' Women," produced by Greta Schiller and Andrea Weiss in 1988.
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Remembering Louis Armstrong, born on this day in 1901 in New Orleans. Here’s Louis Armstrong and His All Stars performing in Ghana in 1956. Special thanks to @RickyRiccardi at the @ArmstrongHouse for preserving this rare footage.
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Guitarist and physician Vittorio Camardese demonstrating his finger-tapping-playing style on Italian television in 1970.
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A recent street party in Cairo featuring Shaabi music played by DJ Basem Bosbos.
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Remembering Fela Kuti, gone 25 years today. Here he is with his 20-member band Afrika 70 performing "Power Show" in 1978.
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Remembering composer, arranger, and guitarist Rosinha de Valença, born on this day in 1941 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Here she is performing Baden Powell’s composition “Consolação” in 1966.
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Peruvian artist Lorenzo Perez playing cumbia music on his keyboard in Lima.
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Remembering Bobby Hebb, born on this day in 1938 in Nashville, Tennessee. Here he is performing “Sunny” with Ron Carter on bass in 1971.
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Happy birthday to Mick Jagger, born on this day in 1943 in Dartford, Kent, England. Here he is at a recording session with The Rolling Stones in London in 1968.
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Remembering Betty Davis, born on this day in 1944 in Durham, North Carolina. Here she is performing “Steppin in Her I. Miller Shoes” in the 1970s.
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Remembering alto saxophonist Johnny Hodges, born on this day in 1907 in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Here he is performing "Isfahan" with the Duke Ellington Orchestra in 1964.
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Remembering fado singer Amália Rodrigues, born on this day in 1920 in Lisbon. Here she is performing “Uma Casa Portuguesa” in the 1950s.
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Remembering Mable Hillery, born on this day in 1929 in La Grange, Georgia. Here she is singing “How Long Has the Train Been Gone” in 1966 with Sunnyland Slim on piano, Brownie McGhee on guitar, Willie Dixon on bass and S.P. Leary on drums.
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Remembering Sara Carter, born on this day in 1898 in Copper Creek, Virginia. Here she is on autoharp with Maybelle Carter on guitar performing “The Cannonball” in 1967.
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Remembering John Coltrane, gone 55 years this week. Here he is performing "Alabama" in 1963 with McCoy Tyner on piano, Jimmy Garrison on bass, and Elvin Jones on drums.
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Ghanaian musician Moussa Diarra demonstrating how to play the kush-kosh.
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