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The World Fusion Show brings you the leading innovators in World Fusion music with your host, composer, producer and multi-instrumentalist Derrik Jordan. Produced in Brattleboro, Vermont at BCTV and featuring interviews, video clips and live in the studio playing with some fantastic World Fusion composers and musicians. The World Fusion Show is currently being shown on 99 community TV stations in 26 states. The podcast is being heard in over 50 countries. We debuted the show in July of 2017 and we release a new episode every 2 weeks. The World Fusion Show just won a national award for Best Entertainment and Arts Series 2019 in public access TV. A Worldsoul Records production www.derrikjordan.com Check out the TV version of the show on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pg/The-World-Fusion-Show-109866072979176/videos/?ref=page_internal Or on our YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCl_qGDBJ-IVM28kF68RwM5Q/videos

The World Fusion Show brings you the leading innovators in World Fusion music with your host, composer, producer and multi-instrumentalist Derrik Jordan. Produced in Brattleboro, Vermont at BCTV and featuring interviews, video clips and live in the studio playing with some fantastic World Fusion composers and musicians. The World Fusion Show is currently being shown on 99 community TV stations in 26 states. The podcast is being heard in over 50 countries. We debuted the show in July of 2017 and we release a new episode every 2 weeks. The World Fusion Show just won a national award for Best Entertainment and Arts Series 2019 in public access TV. A Worldsoul Records production www.derrikjordan.com Check out the TV version of the show on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pg/The-World-Fusion-Show-109866072979176/videos/?ref=page_internal Or on our YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCl_qGDBJ-IVM28kF68RwM5Q/videos

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United States

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The World Fusion Show brings you the leading innovators in World Fusion music with your host, composer, producer and multi-instrumentalist Derrik Jordan. Produced in Brattleboro, Vermont at BCTV and featuring interviews, video clips and live in the studio playing with some fantastic World Fusion composers and musicians. The World Fusion Show is currently being shown on 99 community TV stations in 26 states. The podcast is being heard in over 50 countries. We debuted the show in July of 2017 and we release a new episode every 2 weeks. The World Fusion Show just won a national award for Best Entertainment and Arts Series 2019 in public access TV. A Worldsoul Records production www.derrikjordan.com Check out the TV version of the show on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pg/The-World-Fusion-Show-109866072979176/videos/?ref=page_internal Or on our YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCl_qGDBJ-IVM28kF68RwM5Q/videos

Language:

English

Contact:

802 490-0868


Episodes

Ep #79 with Crocodile River Music, Malian World Fusion

7/3/2020
Ep #79 with Crocodile River Music - Malian Fusion. Based in Worcester, MA, The Crocs are a dynamic Malian World Fusion group. Three of the members joined me on The World Fusion Show to share their traditionally based music and their vision of bringing art and culture to our community. Included is an excerpt of my World Fusion classical piece Bamako Beyond which is a collaboration they did with The Worcester Chamber Music Society. Also some extra fun jamming at the end of the show with them...

Duration:00:29:09

Ep #78 with Massamba Diop, master tama drummer

6/19/2020
Ep #78 with Massamba Diop, master tama drummer. Massamba has played tama (aka talking drum) with Baaba Maal for 40 years in almost every country in the world. He is a superstar in Africa and one of the most dynamic performers you will ever see. He brings his joy and passion to every performance. His tama playing is featured throughout the film Black Panther. I have been very fortunate to play with him many times in the US and in Senegal. Tony Vacca joins us on percussion for the live in the...

Duration:00:27:15

Bird's Eye Breakdown

6/15/2020
Bird's Eye Breakdown features Barry Hyman on pedal steel. I am playing fiddle and the other instruments. A country tune with a bit of Bluegrass influence. Named after a college band I played in with Barry (The Bird's Eye Band). We did lots of gigs in a local bar (The Junction) in North Bennington in the 70's. It is included on "Hanyaks" a 26 song collection of my country influenced tunes - Appalachian, Bluegrass, Cajun and Americana. You can listen to and download the CD here:...

Duration:00:02:05

Ep #77 Moonlight and Morningstar, singer-songwriters

6/5/2020
Ep #77 with Moonlight Davis and Morningstar Chenven, singer-songwriters on The World Fusion Show. Moonlight and Morningstar spread their messages of love and harmony through their visionary songs. Moonlight is one of the finest gospel and R&B singers I have ever worked with. They are environmental activists and even wrote a song that helped stop the pipeline going through Massachusetts which is included in their episode. You will love their great positive energy! A Worldsoul Records...

Duration:00:27:53

Ep #76 Gokh-Bi System - World Fusion hip hop

5/22/2020
Ep #76 with Gokh-Bi System, World Fusion hip hop. Gokh-Bi System began in Senegal, arrived in the US twenty years ago and have gone through a number of personnel changes but Mamadou Ndaiye and Sana Ndaiye have been leading the group all along. Sana plays the ekonting (a West African banjo) that has a long history in the culture of the Casamance from southern Senegal. They mix a wide range of styles in their music and sing and rap in many languages including Wolof, Jola, French, English and...

Duration:00:29:17

Chairs In the Air

5/20/2020
Here's a Jewish wedding song that celebrates that high point in every Jewish wedding when the couple is hoisted on chairs and carried around the room to the great delight of the guests. Usually the couple is a bit fearful of being dropped although I've never seen this happen! Featuring the great Bill Shontz on clarinets. I'm playing violin, bass, accordion and drum set. From the digital CD "Shtetl Songs" available at derrikjordan.com. Click on the Music page and scroll down. A Worldsoul...

Duration:00:01:59

Ep #75 - with Aliya Cycon, singer, composer and oud player

5/8/2020
Ep #75 of The World Fusion Show with Aliya Cycon, singer, composer and oud player. Aliya has a passion for Arabic music and is currently living in Spain where she is working with her group Aliya And The New Andalus. She studied at The Berklee School Of Music in Boston with Simon Shaheen. She tours internationally and has performed in Jordan and Tunisia. On Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/109866072979176/videos/252445209289031/ Too busy to watch? Check out the podcast on iTunes and...

Duration:00:28:59

Ep #74 Tantra Zawadi, performance poet

4/24/2020
Ep #74 with Tantra Zawadi, performance poet. Tantra has an unmistakable style of language in her poetry and her performances are always filled with love and connection. We met in Senegal in 2013 for the Senegal-America Project with our partner Tony Vacca, who joins us for the live music at the end of the show. She is the African Mermaid! She lives in NYC and works with many music producers there and in Europe. A Worldsoul Records production derrikjordan.com Facebook:...

Duration:00:28:12

Ep #73 Layth Sidiq, violinist, singer and composer

4/10/2020
Ep #73 with Layth Sidiq, violinist, singer and composer. Layth was born in Baghdad and grew up in Jordan in a very musical family. He went on to study music at Berklee College of Music in the Boston and is a member of many groups including the Berklee Indian Ensemble. He has a partnership with Vasilis Kostas who plays the laouto (Greek lute) who joins him on this episode for the live music. Layth's accomplishments are too many to list here so you will just have to watch the show! Facebook:...

Duration:00:29:18

Ep #72 Barou Sall, master hoddu player

3/27/2020
Ep #72 with Barou Sall, master hoddu player. Barou Sall has been performing with Baaba Maal for decades. He plays the hoddu, a special type of ngoni from the northern part of Senegal. In this episode he talks about its importance to the Fulani culture. The interview was done by Tony Vacca and recorded in Senegal by Paul Richmond. I recorded and performed with Barou when I was in Senegal and he is featured at the end of the show on a track from my CD "SuperString Theory Goes To Senegal"...

Duration:00:29:48

Ep #71 Mo Maie, singer and multi-instrumentalist

3/13/2020
Ep #71 with Mo Maie, singer and multi-instrumentalist. Mo Maie is from Bahia, Brazil and met Tony Vacca in Senegal in Jan 2020 on his most recent trip there with The Senegal-America Project. She has a very strong spiritual connection through her music and has traveled for 5 years throughout Europe and India - "the gypsy way" - as she says, absorbing the various musics and cultures she encountered. She sings and plays flute, kamele ngoni and mbira in this episode. Many thanks to Paul...

Duration:00:28:37

Ep #70 - Abiodun Oyewole Part 2, poet and singer-songwriter

2/28/2020
Ep #70 with Abiodun Oyewole Part 2, poet and singer-songwriter. Abiodun Oyewole is famous for being a fiery Black revolutionary poet and a founding member of The Last Poets, who began their outspoken career in 1968 in Harlem. They are considered by many to be the first rap group. He is also a singer-songwriter with a very distinctive voice and whose songs show his softer side. In this episode we feature his song "Sobobade" which we co-wrote together in Senegal in 2013. He also tells the...

Duration:00:29:02

Ep #69 with Cecilia Zabala, singer-songwriter and guitarist

2/14/2020
Ep #69 with Cecilia Zabala. Cecilia Zabala is from Argentina and sings and writes her beautiful original songs that often have a lot of Brazilian influence. She tours all over the world. You might notice that for the first time we are bringing back some of our favorite episodes. Cecilia was with us for Ep #2 way back in July of 2017. Yes, The World Fusion Show has been up and running for 2 1/2 years, releasing a new episode every 2 weeks and relentlessly bringing you the leading innovators...

Duration:00:28:57

Ep #68 - on The World Fusion Show - Sampler #6

1/31/2020
Ep #68 - The World Fusion Show - Sampler #6 features 7 of our amazing guests without any interviews - just music! This episode includes unreleased performances from Mei Han (Chinese), Howard Levy (World jazz), Senie Hunt (singer-songwriter), Steve Gorn (Indian), Om Shalom Trio (Indian-Jewish fusion), Simba (worldbeat) and Carpe Diem String Quartet (World Fusion classical). What a variety! Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/109866072979176/videos/3807406832633236/ YouTube:...

Duration:00:27:27

Ep #67 - Brazilliance with Derrik Jordan

1/17/2020
Ep #67 - Brazilliance with Derrik Jordan. This episode features six of my original Brazlian inspired sambas and bossa novas from my double CD Brazilliance. Written over 30 years, I consider these songs to be some of my best work. I am singing along with Alexandra Colmant and Lisa Sokolov. I am also joined on these six songs by Erik Lawrence, Bob Stabach, Eugene Uman and Johnny Yuma. This episode is dedicated to my old friend Brian Hobbs who is the co-lyricist on the song Fearlessly. On...

Duration:00:29:07

Ep #66 Arcomusical, berimbau and vocal sextet

1/3/2020
Ep #66 with Arcomusical, berimbau and vocal sextet. What's a berimbau? A musical bow. Hence the name of this truly unique and innovative group from Illinois who use this simple ancient African and Brazilian instrument in a whole new way. They fine tune the single string on the bow to different pitches and together are able to create some beautiful chords and textures. Then they add their voices. You have to hear it to believe it. On Facebook:...

Duration:00:28:30

Ep #65 with Frevo, World Fusion Chamber Quartet

12/20/2019
EP #65 with Frevo, World Fusion Chamber Quartet. Frevo is a quartet of mixed stings and winds - flute, clarinet, cello and guitar - who enjoy presenting a wide variety of music to their audiences. From The Beatles to World Music they cover the globe. In this episode they perform three of my World Fusion classical pieces - Two Brazilian influenced compositions (Dream Of Bahia and Everyone Loves Brazil) and one West African inspired piece called Timbuktu. They live in northern VT. On Facebook:...

Duration:00:27:51

Ep #64 Glen Velez, frame drummer and composer

12/6/2019
Ep #64 with Glen Velez, frame drummer and composer. Glen Velez is a master of the frame drum and works with many people including Trio Globo with Howard Levy and Eugene Friesen. He has traveled to Egypt and Morocco to further his studies. His phenomenal technique on the frame drum always serves his expression and deep musicality. On Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/109866072979176/videos/570002500237213/ On YouTube: https://youtu.be/dpgskxs-a8M Podcasts: https://soundcloud.com/hilljoy A...

Duration:00:28:23

Ep #63 on The World Fusion Show - Sampler #5

11/22/2019
Ep #63 on The World Fusion Show - Sampler #5. We bring you six of our fantastic guest artists with unreleased performances from when they were here with us in Brattleboro, VT at BCTV. Bideew Bou Bess, Joel Veena, Crocodile River Music, Lath Sidiq, Gokh-Bi System and Tantra Zawadi are featured. An embarrassment of riches! On Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/The-World-Fusion-Show-109866072979176/?ref=bookmarks On YouTube: https://youtu.be/dNE-TnMM2HI Podcasts: https://soundcloud.com/hilljoy...

Duration:00:27:34

Ep #62 with Mei Han, zheng player and composer

11/8/2019
Ep #62 with Mei Han, zheng player and composer. Mei Han grew up in China during the cultural revolution and her exposure to music was limited to propaganda songs praising Mao and the Communist Party. She started learning the ancient zheng which was considered to be a dying instrument. She directs a Chinese World Fusion Quartet called Red Chamber and has worked with musicians from all over the world. She even does Chinese bluegrass! On Facebook:...

Duration:00:29:45