Kiplyn Primus was joined Saturday morning July 12 for The Local Take, as she welcomed participants in the 2014 Young African Leaders Initiative. The Obama administration’s Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI) is a signature effort to invest in the next generation of African leaders. Nearly 1 in 3 Africans are between the ages of 10 and 24, and approximately 60 percent of Africa’s total population is below the age of 35.
Support for WCLK comes from our friends at Wade Ford, sponsors of the Wade Ford Summer Concert Series at the Mablehouse Barnes Ampitheater. On Saturday night you can join in the groove at the Smooth Summer Nights show with Brian Simpson, Euge Groove, Bobby Caldwell and Najee.
Hosea Feed the Hungry extends their summer efforts of helping working families and those families who are less fortunate by hosting their annual Back to School Jamboree. The annual event will be held on Sunday, July 13, 2014 from 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. in the Turner Field Red parking lot.
This event comes just in time for families as they begin to plan for the end of summer and beginning of a new year at school. The event is open to all families and the admission is absolutely free. Children will receive a backpack filled with school supplies.
Rivablue joins forces with Tyra Atkins, Steve Moore and Mimi Johnson to pay tribute to the immortal Billie Holiday in a special dramatic musical performance Wednesday July 9 at Cafe 290 in Sandy Springs. This tribute will include a dramatization of an evening in the life of Billie Holiday, and will feature a number of her classics, including Strange Fruit, Love For Sale, Don't Explain, What A Little Moonlight Can Do, Them There Eyes, Good Morning, and God Bless The Child.
What would you do if you suspected a friend was a victim of domestic violence? What would you do if you saw someone being threatened or abused in a DV situation? That's what we talked about on The Call To True Beauty on WCLK Wednesday, July 2.
Jose James is considered by many to be the greatest contemporary jazz vocalist. He plays live in ATL tonight at The Variety Playhouse. Of course he stopped by WCLK to talk with Jamal Ahmad on the Soul of Jazz, and helped Jamal and Mark Angel during our Fiscal Year End Membership Campaign. Because that's the kind of guy he is.
You can support jazz public radio WCLK by purchasing Jose James' new release While You Were Sleeping by purchasing it from Amazon using the link below: