Sep 10, 2008 — Walk into a coffeehouse or boutique almost anywhere, and you may see a display of brightly-colored world music CDs. Putumayo Records' compilations are famous for bringing little-known global artists to American ears. The man who discovers those musical gems lives right here on the east side of the Champlain Valley, and he's started his own world music label. Jacob Edgar has brought musicians from Central America, Asia, and Africa to his studios in Charlotte, Vermont. His latest artist, Chiwoniso of Zimbabwe, was rehearsing at a little farmhouse nearby for her upcoming North American tour. David Sommerstein stopped by and has this profile. Go to full article
Jacob Edgar with his world toothpaste collection, a product of lots of travels.
Sep 10, 2008 — If you love world music, Jacob Edgar of Cumbancha Records is the guy to talk to. Edgar's on the inside of the world music industry. Cumbancha recently won a major industry award. David Sommerstein sat down with Edgar to talk about the inner workings and future of world music. Go to full article
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
May 11, 2001 — Music traditions of Malawi--a live performance by singers from the Presbyterian Synod of Livingstonia in the warm heart of Africa. Todd Moe speaks with members of the delegation. Go to full article