Monday, June 24, 2013

Pan-African Journal: Special Worldwide Radio Broadcast Honoring Black Music Month 2013--Hosted by Abayomi Azikiwe With Guest Norman Otis Richmond

For Immediate Release

Media Advisory
Sunday June 23, 2012

Pan-African Journal: Special Worldwide Radio Broadcast Honoring Black
Music Month 2013

To listen to this edition of the Pan-African Journal just click on the website below:

There are reports that Edward Snowden, the former contract employee for the National Security Agency (NSA), has left Hong Kong for Russia. Snowden was recently indicted by the United States Department of Justice on espionage and theft charges.

Snowden indicates that massive worldwide spying is being coordinated by U.S. intelligence.

The attacks on the United Nations headquarters in Somalia has largely shattered the widespread propaganda that peace and stability has returned to the Horn of Africa state.

Meanwhile Kenyan police say they have seized a truck full of explosives that may have been headed for Somalia.

Several civil society groups have opposed developments in Mali involving a peace settlement with the MNLA, a Tuareg separatist group.

In addition, there is controversy surrounding the establishment of a United Nations force. Some want to exclude Chad while Liberia is sending in troops.

Emerson Mnangwa, the Miniser of Defense for the Republic of Zimbabwe, has urged the Southern African Development Community (SADC) to take action against the Mozambique opposition group Renamo. Renamo, a former rebel group turned opposition party, has been involved in violent actions against the ruling party Frelimo.

Norman Otis Richmond of Diasporic Music based in Toronto, Ontario (Canada) is the featured guest on this broadcast. A "Bluesologist," Richmond comes back for part two of an extensive interview on the history and legacy of Black Music Month.

This discussion covered some aspects of the legacy of Jazz and Soul artists from Charlie Parker, Dizzy Gillespie and Max Roach to Abbie Lincoln, Miles Daivs, John Coltrane, Eric Dolphy and others.

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