Jamal Ahmad

Kenny Leon's True Colors Theatre is a beacon of art and African American Culture and also a friend of WCLK.  Their latest production of Dominique Morriseau's Detroit '67 runs through March 8 at the Southwest Arts Center and is a story about life and growing up in the middle of Motown and the riots of 1967.

Actors Tinashe Kajese-Bolden and Enoch King stopped by the station to talk with Jamal Ahmad about this play, which asks some hard questions about what we learned from the 1960s and where we're headed.

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater Artistic Director Robert Battle stopped by to talk with Jamal Ahmad in advance of performances by the group at Atlanta's Fabulous Fox Theatre February 11-15.

This visit during Black History Month will celebrate the inspiring legacy of Alvin Ailey and the inspiring life of civil rights icons in a rotating series of performances.

For ticket information about these performances and more information about The Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, click here.

Friday Night Music Remix at Atlanta's High Museum this month features The Laura Coyle Quintet, with WCLK's Jamal Ahmad as your host.  Admission also includes access to the High's permanent collection and all exhibitions, including Cezanne And The Modern, with works from Van Gogh, Manet, Degas, and Pisarro.  The event takes place Friday evening, November 21 from 5pm until 10pm.

Laura Coyle dropped by WCLK to talk with Jamal about this event.

Jason Orr presents the Funk Jazz Kafe Arts & Music Festival 20th Anniversary Celebration Part Two on Saturday, October 25 at 9pm at the Tabernacle downtown.  This festival rolls into a second decade with another night of surprise musical performances and themed interactive suites.

Funk Jazz Kafe Founder Jason Orr stopped by WCLK to talk about it with Mark Angel.

For more information or tickets, click here.

Tavis Smiley is everywhere you look or listen or read these days.  You can hear his public radio show Saturdays from 8a-10a on WCLK.  He's in Atlanta briefly for a book signing and appearance, and stopped by his Atlanta flagship station to chat with Jamal Ahmad about his new book Death of A King: The Real Story of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s Final Year.

Atlanta's ONE Musicfest comes by once a year, featuring some of contemporary hip hop and R&B's leading lights.  This year's headliners include Nas and Kendrick Lamar, along with many other acts on different stages, including a DJ stage, kicking off around noon on Saturday, September 13 at Aaron's Ampitheatre at Lakewood.

Jamal Ahmad took time away from The Soul of Jazz to talk with ONE Musicfest Founder Jay Carter, about the music and about one of Atlanta's unique days of entertainment.

WCLK thanks our supporters at the 2014 Pan African Film Festival, in Atlanta August 7-10 at the legendary Plaza Theatre at the corner of Ponce and Highland intown.  Over 50 new black films from around the U.S. and the world will be shown including Erroll Garner: No One Can Hear Me Read, Brother's Hypnotic and The Case of The Three Sided Dream.

PAFF Founder Ayuko Babu stopped by during The Soul of Jazz on WCLK and talked with Jamal Ahmad about this year's festival.

Urban Contemporary Jazz saxophonist, Antione Knight will headline the Jazz 91.9 WCLK, 40th Anniversary Edition of Wednesday Winddown in Centennial Olympic Park Concert on Wednesday  July 30th.    Jamal Ahmad will broadcast The Soul of Jazz live from the park all afternoon Antione Knight takes to the stage at 5:30pm.  Morris Baxter From Morning Jazz is your emcee. Join your WCLK friends and family for this wonderful downtown jazz event!

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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:

Platinum-selling South African singer/model/actress Lira has already conquered South Africa and much of Europe with her irresistible blend of R&B, Jazz and African styles.  She appears tonight in Atlanta at Vinyl at Center Stage as part of a short East-West Coast U.S. tour.

Lira dropped by to chat with Jamal Ahmad on The Soul of Jazz, and left us all entranced.

You can purchase Lira's lates record Rise Again from Amazon via the link below and support WCLK at the same time:

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