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 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 translations in the NCPR studio, where they have been mixed into a rich brew of poetry, music, chant and ambient sound called Transversions. 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 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, CindyGo to full article
Jul 30, 2001 — 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 recorded at a Bog Trodders rehearsal. The Bog Trodders are (l. to r.) Mark Seymour, Mike Hartigan, Ross Davison, and Leslie Schwartz. Go to full article
May 11, 2001 — A delegation from Malawi is visiting the region this month, sponsored by the Presbytery of Northern New York. Members sing three songs from the Hymnal of the Presbyterian Synod of Livingstonia.
Singers: Rev. Maurice Chauka Munthali, Lincian Ardwell Sambo (nee Nyanthala), Unious Lomdaka Jenda, Margaret Kasambara (nee Mtika) Go to full article