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  • George Duke is a multi Grammy Award winning legend. So, when I called him to get a few quick quotes for my France Joli interview (he produced her album 'Witch Of Love') I quickly realized I needed to milk this…
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  • Kem Owens
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    Adekemi Owens, known professionally and affectionately to music fans as "Kem," has come a long way from Nashville, Tennessee to his current hometown of Detroit, Michigan. So, one figures that is why this musical genius has written and performed songs…
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  • Born in Dallas, Texas and now happily domiciled in Los Angeles, bass player Edwin Livingston could be described as being on the crest of a wave.  His CD 'Transitions' was released in late 2010 and when recently I caught up…
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  •  New Orleans trumpeter Nicholas Payton has never conformed to anyone or anything. Reading his Facebook posts and Twitter “tweets”, you sort of get an idea about how un-traditional he is. He speaks his mind and, should someone attempt to challenge…
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Anna Raza

Anna Raza

Audiences in Madagascar tend to be open and eager to discover new and more complex music because traditional Malagasy musical expressions themselves are polyphonic, polyrhythmic and varied. However, because of its insular geographic situation, of a struggling economy, and since there are no accessible/affordable means of getting more than mass-produced CDs or tapes, Malagasy listeners have little access to "other" musical mediums. On the other hand, the musicians cannot get charts, instruments a