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Tuesday, February 17, 2004
at 8:00/7:00 pm CT on KET
Saturday, February 21, 2004
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This rhythmic edition begins with a Louisville native and percussionist who is known as The Junkman because he composes for, and performs on, junkfound objects and materials that others have discarded. His 1998 CD, Junk Music, was a finalist for a Grammy nomination in the best classical composition category, and his unique brand of music has led to appearances on Late Night with Conan OBrien, CBS Sunday Morning, and the cover of Billboard magazine. The Junkman has returned to his hometown as artist-in-residence at Blue Lick Elementary School, where he will conduct a program on the basics of percussion, recycling, and music.
Next, Mixed Media introduces Louisville poet Wanda Johnson-Hall, who has published two volumes of poetry, You Can Be and I Am Not a Poet, and is at work on a novel. Wanda also acts professionally; serves on the board of directors of the Louisville Arts Council; and oversees operations at Evanston Publishing Inc., a small press in Louisville.
Throughout the program, more rhythm is supplied by master drummer Yaya Diallo, a native of Mali, West Africa who now teaches at Bellarmine University. Yaya is known internationally as a custodian of West African music and culture. In addition to performing, composing, teaching, and lecturing, he has written The Healing Drum: African Wisdom Teachings and At the Threshold of the African Soul. He recently recorded a CD, Live at Club Soda, with his band, Kanza.