Atlanta Attorney Musa Dan-Fodio is leading an effort to acknowledge human rights around the world and around our neighborhoods. A big part of this effort takes place on Wednesday, October 30 as the Implementing Human Rights Seminar takes place at the State Bar of Georgia, on 104 Marietta Street downtown. Guests will include the honorable Hrair Balian and United Nations Youth Emissary Dikembe Mutombo, representing his foundation.
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Fulton County is your county at your service. Fulton Focus is a monthly program on WCLK that is a partnership between Fulton County and Atlanta's Jazz Station that brings the community useful information about Fulton County services, programs, and initiatives.
Kevin Bales on piano means solid jazz music. He plays this evening at Atlanta's High Museum as part of the Friday Jazz At The High series, hosted by WCLK's Jamal Ahmad. The event kicks off at 5:00pm and goes until 10pm and is your perfect excuse to sit out the traffic jam, dig some jazz, and take in the High's current and permanent art exhibits, including Witness: The Art of Jerry Pinkney. Kevin stopped by WCLK this week to chat with Jamal about Friday Jazz at the High and what he's been working on musically.
In observance of…; highlights from the show; how you can help sustain the legacy of Jazz; takin’ The Local Take LOCAL; programming highlights, live event listing and more in the October issue of the Jazzette. Click here. ENJOY!
Your Health Connection on WCLK featured a timely and important discussion of triple negative breast cancer for Breast Cancer Awareness Month. In a fascinating twist for listeners, our host JaQuitta Williams was also the guest survivor featured on the program. She is a survivor of this particularly tough form of the disease, which disproportionately affects young people and African Americans.
JaQuitta was joined by leading Atlanta Surgeon Dr. Rogsbert Phillips-Reed, who operated on her and has helped many Atlantans through the ordeal of breast cancer over the years.
The legendary Sergio Mendes hits ATL next week as part of the Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre Jazz Roots Series "A Night In Rio" concert on Saturday night October 26. He called in to chat with Jamal Ahmad recently about his music, and this fascinating tour.
Brazilian Music is based on its indigenous Indian, African and European roots. The rhythms were refined in the 1950’s by composers João Gilberto, Antônio Carlos Jobim, and Dori Caymmi.
One of the very best new releases out right now is Trombone Shorty’s “Say That to Say This” on Verve Records. WCLK is currently playing Shortyville , Long Weekend, and Be My Lady throughout the day for your New Orleans pleasure.
Purchase the new record from Amazon via the link below and a portion of the proceeds will go to listener supported Jazz 91.9 WCLK.
WCLK and our partners at the Center For Cancer Research and Therapeutic development are mourning the loss of our friend and courageous advocate for prostate cancer awareness Ralph C. T. Franklin. On Sunday, October 13, Franklin died from complications due to prostate cancer. He was 62.