Sep 21, 2001 — An interview and in-studio performance from a West African Griot and master Kora player. Al-Haji Papa Susso will perform this weekend in Canton and Potsdam. David Sommerstein reports.
Al-Haji Papa Susso performs Friday, September 21 at 7:30 p.m. in SUNY Potsdam's Snell Theater and in Canton, Saturday, September 22 at 8 p.m. in St. Lawrence University's Sykes Common Room. Go to full article
Sep 19, 2001 — Al-Haji Papa Susso is a griot and master kora player from Gambia, now living in the Bronx and visiting the North Country to teach and perform. Griot is a word of French origin for a traditional storyteller/singer of the Mandinka culture in West Africa. David Sommerstein interviewed Susso while he played and sang in the NCPR studio. He described the three songs recorded here as: a song about saying no to enemies and slavery, a favorite song (though they are all favorites) and, a song celebrating peace and those who fought slavery. Go to full article
Sep 11, 2001 — Martha Foley talks with Stephen Doheny-Farina, author of The Grid and the Village, about losing electricity, finding community and surviving disaster. His book is a... Go to full article
Sep 10, 2001 — Four North Country mainstays will be honored next week for the preservation of customs and traditions in the area. Among the recipients of this year's 9th annual Heritage... Go to full article
Sep 01, 2001 — Steven F. White is a poet and translator teaching at St. Lawrence University in Canton, NY. During August 2001, he performed a selection of twenty years of his poems and... Go to full article
Aug 31, 2001 — Former String Fever host Dan Gotham shared the stage with current host Barb Heller for a concert at Canton's Unitarian Universalist Church in the summer of 2001. The... Go to full article