February 08, 2009

Black History Through Music and Verse Part 1

It's so hard to chronicle all of the contributions of African American Musicians, Poets and Orators in a two part series, But Bigtrigger and SOJP are going to do their best! This weeks program will bring you more of the best in Jazz and Spoken Word plus a very special surprise artist!

This week's show will be part one of our TWO part celebration of moments in black history. You get a chance to hear THE BEST of the pioneers of jazz music performing some of the greatest "Standard Compositions". Artists such as Count Basie, Lester Young, John Coltrane, Dizzy Gillespie, Clifford Brown, and Ella Fitzgerald will be on hand to entertain you.

They'll be accompanied by some of the literary world's GREATEST African-American poets, such as Amiri Baraka, Etheridge Knight, Claude McKay, Sterling Brown, Nikki Giovanni, and Langston Hughes. Sprinkle in excerpts of some of the greatest speeches delivered during the struggle for civil rights by such luminaries as Reverand Jesse Jackson, Congresswoman Barbara Jordan, Malcolm X, Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and our celebration will be in full swing!

Remember, Spotlight on Jazz and Poetry is available "On Demand". 24 hours a day and 7 days a week -- anywhere you have an internet connection. New shows are aired on Sunday and run all week.

Tune into Spotlight on Jazz and Poetry at www.sojpradio.com . If you've got comments or suggestions regarding a particular show, drop us a line at bigtrigger@sojpradio.com.

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