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Three Gambian songs performed by Al-Haji Papa Susso

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

Four Guitar Duets performed by Dan Gotham and Barb Heller

Former String Fever host Dan Gotham was joined by current host Barb Heller for a concert at Canton's Unitarian Universalist Church.

Playlist:
Windy and Warm, JP Loudermilk
Si Bheag, Si Mhor, T O'Carolan
Orphan Girl, G Welch
RU From Oxbow, D Gotham  Go to full article
John Zachary photo.

Steel string medleys performed by Danny Gotham

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 following is from his solo set.

Playlist:
Medley: Freight Train, Candy Man, Fishin' Hole, Mr. Sandman
The Poet at the Picnic, D Gotham
Medley: Whiskey Before Breakfast, Church Street Blues
Medley: Sailor's Hornpipe, Ode to Joy, The Banks of the Ohio
Medley: Sail Away Ladies, Cindy  Go to full article

Summer People: Raymond Erickson, Early Music Expert

Todd Moe talks with Dr. Raymond Erickson, who presents a piano recital tonight in Old Forge to benefit the Old Forge Library.  Go to full article

Newcomb Hosts Young Composers' Competition

Top awards for new music will be handed out Sunday afternoon at the Newcomb Young Composers Contest. Todd Moe talks with the first prize winner and the director of the...  Go to full article

Champlain Valley Folk Festival This Weekend

Todd Moe talks with Joanne Hanson, a spokesperson for the Champlain Valley Folk Festival coming up this weekend in Burlington.  Go to full article

Montreal Waltz and Dark Isle performed by the Bog Trodders

Ross Davison of the Bog Trodders (Potsdam, NY) sent us this home recording of The Montreal Waltz (Ross Davison & Mike Hartigan) and a version of Dark Isle...  Go to full article

People: Henry Chapin, Square Dance Caller

We hear from square dance caller Henry Chapin, who leads a community dance tomorrow night in Star Lake. Todd Moe reports.  Go to full article

Theatre Review: Little Shop of Horrors at St. Lawrence Stage in Brockville

A good time was had by all at the opening night of Little Shop of Horrors at the St. Lawrence Stage Company in Brockville. Resident theatre critic Connie Meng was...  Go to full article

Theatre Review: Swingtime Canteen at Depot Theatre in Westport

The lively musical Swingtime Canteen is currently running at the Depot Theatre in Westport. Resident theatre critic Connie Meng drove down for last Sunday's...  Go to full article

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