We'll hear new soul from Tanika Charles (pictured) and Charles Bradley, ask for "Mercy" with the Cannonball Adderly Quintet, and "Make 'Em Bounce" with Jimmy B. Listen anytime on PRX: http://www.prx.org/p/183081
Tonight on UpFront Soul, we pay tribute to #AltonSterling and #PhilandoCastile as Aaron Myers (pictured) tells us "Black Lives Matter." We'll hear the words of Civil Rights icon Ella Baker as interpreted by Sweet Honey in the Rock, and Syl Johnson asks, "Is It Because I'm Black?" Tune in tonight at 10 on WERU, or listen anytime on PRX: http://www.prx.org/p/182668
We'll boogie with Rasputin's Stash, travel to South Africa with the Mahotella Queens (pictured), and hear a revolutionary song from Gil Scott-Heron. Listen on PRX: http://www.prx.org/p/182120
I prerecord my show so I can share it with many stations, but unfortunately, this means I can't respond to current events as quickly as I'd like. Therefore, this week, you won't hear any references to #PhilandoCastile and #AltonSterling. The show for the week of July 18 will be dedicated to their memory. In the meantime, here's a track from Nerukhi: https://www.reverbnation.com/…/23994661-black-lives-matter-…
May the music inspire you to take action to make this a more just and safe country, a country where Black people do not have to live with the daily threat of violence. #BlackLivesMatter
Need a soundtrack for your festivities? Tonight on UpFront Soul, we'll celebrate independence with Jon Batiste and Jimi Hendrix, and hear Kim Weston's interpretation "Lift Ev'ry Voice and Sing," also known as the Black national anthem.Tune in tonight at 10 on 89.9 FM, WERU or listen anytime on PRX: http://www.prx.org/p/181864
Sanguine Fromage, WERU radio personality since 2005, current host of UpFront Soul, former host of The Nightfly, Off the Wall, Enjoy Yourself, and Sound Travels.
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