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He is arguably one of the finest and most respected deejays in the world today whose talents and many years of dedicated service to his profession have now seen him rightfully acknowledged by the highest authority in the land.
On Saturday 15th June 2002, Norman was officially cited in the Queen's Diamond Jubilee Birthday Honours List with the recommendation that he be appointed a Member of the Order of the British Empire, an MBE no less, awarded on merit for "deejaying and services to music". On Tuesday 12th November 2002, Norman was officially invited to attend a royal investiture at Buckingham Palace (London) where he was duly invested and presented with the highly coveted MBE medal by Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II herself. It is indeed the highest civilian honour yet conferred on anyone from the relatively new field of post modern UK club culture and black music - a fitting tribute in recognition of his many outstanding musical achievements and invaluable contributions to music in a career spanning well over two decades
VibeXtreme was developed in September 2000, as a medium for presenting and representing the creative minds behind the music, art, and toy industries. These individuals include DJs and Musical Performers of dance culture, Graphic Artists and their work, Videogame and Toy developers, and the clubs and promoters who bring us events based on these great subjects.
Welcome to BendingCorners, a monthly jazz~n~groove podcast of jazz and jazz-inspired grooves. If you enjoy the groove side of all things "jazz", this is your thang.
BendingCorners explores the groove within: acid jazz, afro-beat, bop, cool jazz, cosmic jazz, dub, downtempo, electro-jazz, fusion, future jazz, groove jazz, jazzatronic, jazz dance, jazz-funk, jazz-rock, kozmigroov, modal, phusion, progressive, modern, nu-jazz, soul-jazz, spiritual, and world.
Our mandate is to serve, instruct and inform the UBC and Greater Vancouver Community through radio broadcasting by supplying alternative, progressive, informative and community-oriented programming.
CiTR 101.9 FM is the broadcasting voice of the University of British Columbia (UBC), bringing alternative programming to over two million listeners from Bellingham to Squamish, Point Grey to Langley.
A campus-based community station, CiTR encourages student involvement. CiTR Student Executives make management decisions alongside a team of dedicated staff.
Sun Ra, Count Ossie, Sabu Matinez, Slum Village, George Duke, Vikter Duplaix, Fela Kuti, Milton Nascimento, 4 Hero, Masters at Work, Cal Tjader, Gotan Project, Azar Lawrence, Prince Lasha, Jimi Tenorc.
To many a series of discordant, often obscure and forgotten names but to Gilles Peterson and an ever growing number of radio listeners, clubbers and music lovers, these and many other artists form a rich, vibrant and coherent thread stretching from the primal roots of Africa to the bass culture of Jamaica via the urban soul of Detroit to the intricate stylings of the European new jazz generation. All in all, a truly global musical perspective championed by Gilles for the past 20 years and given voice on his weekly Radio 1 show eWorldwidef and heard around the planet from London to Lagos to Los Angeles. It is this instinctive, personal belief in the uniting power of music that has motivated his vision of an all-embracing musical language that not only cuts across cultural, linguistic and national boundaries but also encompasses them to create new possibilities, new vistas. Indeed, to quote from Lonnie Liston Smith to create ea vision of a new worldf.
Luv n' Haight
record label (named after the Sly and The Family Stone song) was launched. In 1993 the company incorporated as Ubiquity Recordings and has since grown into a company with several imprints (Luv n' Haight remains the home for re-issue of rare groove gems, CuBop is the Latin jazz arm, and Ubiquity releases new music ranging from hip-hop to singer-songwriters to cutting edge club music), a worldwide distribution network, and over 100 releases. Incidentally, the name Ubiquity was chosen because of the label's mission to make unheard music ubiquitous
Independent label based in London and run by Belgrade's architect Zeljko Kerleta who started it inspired by London's jazz dance. Strong on eastern European jazz re-issues but also covering nu-jazz and downtempo with artists stretching from London through Belgrade to Tokyo.
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"With great pleasure I pronounce Compost the most consistent and forward thinking record label of continental Europe. Quietly releasing the right and proper pieces from a slowly building alternative club culture that has now not only made worldwide news but is also changing the rules Stateside!
Compost is the honest and independent vision of Michael Reinboth who I first met when he invited me to play at his tiny residency in Munich 13 years ago! I was at that "lets see what's up in Deutschland phase" and Michael was the first to show me there was a future in playing cool records for a living!
In the years that have passed his label has somehow not only represented the correct edge but most importantly has given this scene a true base enabling DJs and artists a feeling of being part of something truly meaningful! It hasn't been easy as there's always someone ready to put you down but after enough time you achieve collective strength to knock the cynics off! Today all of clublife is looking at Germany a little like the French touch a few years back and where Daft Punk led the disco revival I feel truly excited at the impact Truby, Jazzanova, Kruder , the Fauna Flash crew and the whole Compost family will have on world clubbing related music ! These guys are bringing the Soul back! Ask Oakenfold, Carl Cox or Tenaglia and you'll see that even the biggest djs in the world are tuned and inspired by those Bavarian beats."
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Established in 1997, ABB Records is recognised as one of West Coast hip-hopfsindependent success stories, with a roster including Dilated Peoples, Little Brother and Sound Providers. Under the guidance of label President Beni B, several ABB artists havegone on to ink major record deals. ABBfs worldwide rep has been built on a solidfoundation of consistency and musical excellence, and in recent times its outlook haswidened to include emerging nu soul artists Peven Everett, Liz Fields, Sa-Ra and Roots-affiliate Martin Luther. Mark de Clive-Lowe joins the ABB Soul family with an album thatfs already being hailed as a giant leap forward for soul music
Brooklyn-raised indie artist, Maya Azucena, has developed a supportive following and solid reputation around the globe in the course of her adventurous independent career. Beginning in NYC, attention originally sparked out of exciting live shows with her steady Band. The sound is Soul meets HipHop and Funk, with Rock energy. Her influences range from Earth Wind & Fire, Prince, and Stevie Wonder, to Mahalia Jackson and Ella Fitzgerald -- fused with Hip-Hop raw energy and beats. Shes been listed in NY Times- Highly Recommended, as well as written up in the Village Voice, described as one of "the most impressive of the current hip-hop/soul/r&b diva crop," with comparisons to Chaka Kahn.
In NYC, Maya Azucena Band has played all major venues to heavy crowds: BB King's Time Square, SOB's, Blue Note, Joe's Pub, CBGB's, Mercury Lounge, etc.. The Band opened for Gladys Knight at the Martin Luther King Summer Festivals in Brooklyn one year, and opened for Isley Brothers and Roy Ayers the following both to 8,000+ crowds. Now, with her independently released debut CD
"MAYA WHO?!" under the belt, Maya is gaining fans in new markets. "MAYA WHO?!," is in radio rotation within many markets, from LA and Atlanta, to Toronto, London and Denmark. In concordance with her new CD release, national television show THE ROOF/Mun2 (NBC affiliate), did two Maya Azucena features. Earlier, Maya was profiled on a magazine show for MTV-Holland. She has also performed two years in a row as a featured soloist on NBC's TODAY SHOW, with the world-respected Party Band, GREG DENARD's SOUL SOLUTION, that did Paul McCartney's recent wedding.
Billy Holiday, Besse Smith, Miles Davis, Stan Getz, Sonny Rollins and Duke Ellington have contributed to her musicianship. She is a singer, who believes the voice to be an instrument. She is a composer of considerable merit. With a remarkable repertoire of engineers and featured musicians on the credits of her albums. The measure of success to her, has always been about the integrity of the art. We have as a result, a singer that is marinated in jazz, seasoned in blues who always gives a delicious, seductive and wonderful performance.
A delicious New York sound that is marinated in Jazz. A socially conscious singer, always with a message in her music, be it touring around college campuses in the 70s or talking about small personal and social revolutions of today's time, Nanette's music has always defied categories. In 1980 while singing Duke Ellington's "Sophisticated Lady" during a pop recording session at Columbia Records, she changed the phrasing dramatically and subsequently was told by a prominent engineer (who had previously worked with some famous jazz artists for Columbia) that she had a soul of a jazz singer. This moment was a turning point in Nanette's musical life.
That inspiration and the big record companies then, stifling her creativity, led to dissolving of her recording contracts and set her on a path of developing her musical expression. Since then her commitment to her music and sound has been stoic. She is a dedicated, true jazz singer, having complete mastery over scatting, phrasing or complicated chord changes. Her live performances always have a strong element of pure improvisation, that can also dip into soul and blues. Her increasing notoriety in the field of jazz is reflected in Bruce Crowther's and Mike Pinfold's ' Singing Jazz: The Singers and Their Styles' where she is praised for her style and teaching practices. She teaches with the same dedication and vigor, as displayed in her live performances. (Check 'Creative Fire' section on teaching)
Nanette musical career began in 1962 as a classical singer with the Helen Hayes Young People's Theater Guild with whom she performed numerous concerts at Judson and Cami Hall in New York. She then went on to work the Bitter End Coffee House Circuit, performing her own material, which developed into blues and rock, singing and playing guitar and performing at universities and concert halls throughout the country. In the '70s, she recorded for Vanguard and later for Evolution Records. During this period, she also worked with several notable contemporary artists including Mahalia Jackson, Odetta, Bonnie Raitt and Rick Nelson along with several TV appearances including one with Barbara Walters on The Today Show.
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