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The World Fusion Show brings you the leading innovators in World Fusion music with your host, composer, producer and multi-instrumentalist Derrik Jordan. Produced in Brattleboro, Vermont at BCTV and featuring interviews, video clips and live in the studio playing with some fantastic World Fusion composers and musicians. The World Fusion Show is currently being shown on 99 community TV stations in 26 states. The podcast is being heard in over 50 countries. We debuted the show in July of 2017 and we release a new episode every 2 weeks. The World Fusion Show just won a national award for Best Entertainment and Arts Series 2019 in public access TV. A Worldsoul Records production www.derrikjordan.com Check out the TV version of the show on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pg/The-World-Fusion-Show-109866072979176/videos/?ref=page_internal Or on our YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCl_qGDBJ-IVM28kF68RwM5Q/videos

The World Fusion Show brings you the leading innovators in World Fusion music with your host, composer, producer and multi-instrumentalist Derrik Jordan. Produced in Brattleboro, Vermont at BCTV and featuring interviews, video clips and live in the studio playing with some fantastic World Fusion composers and musicians. The World Fusion Show is currently being shown on 99 community TV stations in 26 states. The podcast is being heard in over 50 countries. We debuted the show in July of 2017 and we release a new episode every 2 weeks. The World Fusion Show just won a national award for Best Entertainment and Arts Series 2019 in public access TV. A Worldsoul Records production www.derrikjordan.com Check out the TV version of the show on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pg/The-World-Fusion-Show-109866072979176/videos/?ref=page_internal Or on our YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCl_qGDBJ-IVM28kF68RwM5Q/videos

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United States

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The World Fusion Show brings you the leading innovators in World Fusion music with your host, composer, producer and multi-instrumentalist Derrik Jordan. Produced in Brattleboro, Vermont at BCTV and featuring interviews, video clips and live in the studio playing with some fantastic World Fusion composers and musicians. The World Fusion Show is currently being shown on 99 community TV stations in 26 states. The podcast is being heard in over 50 countries. We debuted the show in July of 2017 and we release a new episode every 2 weeks. The World Fusion Show just won a national award for Best Entertainment and Arts Series 2019 in public access TV. A Worldsoul Records production www.derrikjordan.com Check out the TV version of the show on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pg/The-World-Fusion-Show-109866072979176/videos/?ref=page_internal Or on our YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCl_qGDBJ-IVM28kF68RwM5Q/videos

Language:

English

Contact:

802 490-0868


Episodes

Ep #99 with Milford Graves - A Celebration - part 1

4/9/2021
Ep #99 with Milford Graves - A Celebration (part 1) Milford Graves was a master drummer, an herbalist, acupuncturist, martial artist, teacher, scientist and scholar. I was extremely fortunate to meet him at Bennington College in 1974 and soon began to earnestly study drums and rhythm with him. His wide ranging approach to life and learning completely transformed my life. He was truly my mentor. He was also greatly loved and respected by so many people. Milford passed on Feb 12, 2021 and he...

Duration:00:29:13

Ep #98 with Opium Moon, World Fusion Quartet

3/26/2021
Ep #98 with Opium Moon, World Fusion Quartet bring a seamless blend of Middle Eastern and Asian music. They all have solo careers and work in the film industry. For this episode I am interviewing Lili Haydn and Itai who sing and play violin and bass in the group. The other members play santoor and percussion. They recently won a Grammy and have a very spiritual approach to their music. A Worldsoul Records production derrikjordan.com Facebook:...

Duration:00:29:55

Ep #97 with Olox - Neo-shamanic World Fusion

3/12/2021
Ep #97 with Olox - Neo-shamanic World Fusion Olox is a very unusual duo that features Siberian singer Zarina and Armenian-Greek percussionist and singer, Andreas. They had a big breakthrough last year with an appearance on America’s Got Talent that blew away the audience and judges. Zarina grew up in the Sakha culture where the winters get down to 90 degrees below zero. Spending her youth in nature, imitating birds and animal calls, she also learned the traditional songs of her Sakha...

Duration:00:29:45

Ep #96 Sampler #8

2/26/2021
Ep #96 - Sampler #8 on The World Fusion Show showcases six of our inspiring guests with some live music videos that were not included on their original episodes. Evan Ziporyn’s clip features a piece he wrote for Balinese gamelan with two Balinese dancers. Amit Kavthekar on tabla does a playful and masterful improvisation with me on the kalimba. Frevo, a mixed wind and string quartet from northern VT performs a famous piece by Argentinian composer Astor Piazzola called Libertango. Paul...

Duration:00:27:21

Ep #95 - with Lisa Sokolov, singer, composer and teacher

2/12/2021
Ep #95 with Lisa Sokolov, singer, composer and teacher. Lisa Sokolov is a free jazz singer living in NYC, a composer and long-time voice teacher at NYU. She has a unique singing style and brings her wild and expressive sound to her performances in the US and Europe. She talks about her journey of healing herself as a young person and using that experience to develop her Embodied Voice work, about which she has written a recently published book. We are very dear friends and met at Bennington...

Duration:00:28:25

Ep #94 with Kotoko Brass, Ghanaian Fusion dance band

1/29/2021
Ep #94 with Kotoko Brass, Ghanaian Fusion dance band is a Boston-based high energy band known for their dance parties. They combine traditional Ghanaian Ashanti drumming with jazz-funk horns. There are two Ghanaian drummers in the band, one of whom, Attah Poku, grew up in the Ghanaian royal palace. They also have a Japanese keyboardist, a bass player from Antigua, and an American guitarist and drum set player. A Worldsoul Records production derrikjordan.com The World Fusion Show features...

Duration:00:29:42

Ep #93 with Paul Richmond, performance poet and spoken word artist

1/15/2021
Ep #93 with Paul Richmond, performance poet and spoken word artist. Paul Richmond is the current National Beat Poet Laureate and creates word stages for other poets and spoken word artists. He works with the World Fusion group “Do It Now” which showcases his hard-hitting dystopic vision of our current reality. The group includes Tony Vacca and John Sheldon who are featured on this episode. He has published 6 books of his poetry. A Worldsoul Records production derrikjordan.com On Facebook:...

Duration:00:29:01

Ep #92 with Amit Kavthekar, tabla player and composer

1/1/2021
Ep #92 with Amit Kavthekar, tabla player and composer. Amit Kavthekar grew up in India and began studying tabla at age 6. He has been a student of Zakir Hussain for 20 years and now lives in Boston where he works with World Fusion group Sawaari and with orchestras. His expressiveness and clarity on the tabla is phenomenal. He is a dedicated teacher of tabla and started a music school in Boston. We get to jam together at the end of the show and I do my best to keep up with him on 5 string...

Duration:00:29:55

Ep #91 with Loire Cotler, rhythm vocalist

12/18/2020
Ep #91 with Loire Cotler, rhythm vocalist. Loire Cotler has a unique way of singing that draws on the ancient Konokol tradition of Indian vocalization that is used in the training of percussionists. She also combines that style with many other influences creating a true World Fusion of sound. She has a degree in Music Therapy and works with film composer Hans Zimmer. Her new CD “18 Wings” is a re-imagining of jazz standards and is a collaboration with World Fusion trailblazers Trio Globo...

Duration:00:29:03

Om Shalom Trio With Derrik Jordan - Right Brain Music Podcast - Episode 21

12/7/2020
Right Brain Music podcast Ep #21 - In this episode, our first joint production of Right Brain Records and The World Fusion Show, we meet the Om Shalom Trio. Ranendra Das is on the tabla, Abhik Mukerjee is on sitar and Jessie Reagen Mann plays the cello. They meld Indian, Jewish and classical music and their own experimental impulses in forging a dynamic new hybrid that evokes the spirit of the ancient East-West trade route. A joint production of Right Brain Music and Worldsoul Records...

Duration:00:41:15

Ep #90 - with Jacob Edgar, ethnomusicologist

12/4/2020
Ep #90 with Jacob Edgar, ethnomusicologist. Jacob Edgar has traveled the world for decades in search of great music for Putumayo Records. He is one of the leading proponents of World Fusion music and infuses his love of culture with his wide-ranging taste in music. He started Cumbancha Records to further promote the great artists he has discovered. This episode showcases 7 of the artists he works with. He lives in northern Vermont and says that “Vermont is the Motown of World Music.” I...

Duration:00:28:15

Ep #89 with Evan Ziporyn, composer and Bali expert

11/20/2020
Ep #89 with Evan Ziporyn, composer and Bali expert. Evan Ziporyn is a composer, a teacher at MIT and has a decades-long fascination with the music of Bali, Indonesia. He has written many pieces for traditional Balinese gamelan and some that blend the gamelan with other styles. In this episode we get to hear some of his compositions. His music has been embraced by the culture and his Balinese pieces have been performed in Bali over 100 times. A Worldsoul Records production derrikjordan.com On...

Duration:00:29:12

Share Your Love

11/13/2020
"Share Your Love" was originally recorded by Angela Bofill on her debut album "Angie" for Arista Records in 1978 and featured some great musicians playing on it like Steve Gadd and Eric Gale. Angie used it as a show closer and would get the whole audience singing along with the chorus. This was the first samba that I ever wrote (1976). I wrote it as a music student at Bennington College. Surprisingly, this is my first recorded version of the song and is included on the double CD...

Duration:00:04:10

Ep #88 with Christopher Adler, khaen player and composer

11/6/2020
Ep #88 with Christopher Adler, khaen player and composer Christopher Adler plays an unusual instrument - the khaen - an ancient free-reed mouth organ from Laos and Thailand that is able to create melodies and chords at the same time. He is the foremost player in the US and composes for the instrument and commissions works for chamber music groups to promote the spread of the khaen. The khaen has a long tradition of being used in Southeast Asian folk music but is now being played in more...

Duration:00:29:30

Ep #87 - on The World Fusion Show - Sampler 7

10/23/2020
Ep #87 - on The World Fusion Show - Sampler #7 - Featuring 5 unreleased live music videos from our previous guests - Tony Vacca and The Senegal-America Project (Afro-fusion), Gao Hong (Chinese pipa), Yousuf Kerai (Pakistani tabla), Frevo (String and Wind Quartet) and Kenny Endo (Japanese taiko). This episode is all music with no interviews so you can experience some of the huge variety that we present on the show. Check it out and I think you will agree that we present some of the most...

Duration:00:29:15

Derrik Jordan and the World Fusion Movement - Right Brain Music Podcast - Episode 19

10/17/2020
Derrik Jordan and the World Fusion Movement Right Brain Music Podcast - Episode 19 - hosted and produced by Scott Schaffer Derrik Jordan knew he wanted to be a musician as soon as he left the theater after watching “A Hard Day’s Night” in the Sixties, and he started down that road almost immediately. But he never thought he’d be the host of a hit TV show until he was in his 60s. Yet here we are: Derrik is a prolific violinist, multi-instrumentalist, improviser, composer, producer, recording...

Duration:00:35:40

Ep #86 - with Ruth Mendelson, film composer and multi-instrumentalist

10/9/2020
Ep #86 with Ruth Mendelson, film composer and multi-instrumentalist. Ruth Mendelson is an award-winning film composer who only works on meaningful empowering films. She has a new film that features Dr. Jane Goodall. Ruth teaches film composing at The Berklee School of Music, has performed for many years with gospel choir One Human Family and tells some great stories about how she got into music at a very early age. She is a true inspiration to all musicians who are driven to follow their...

Duration:00:29:26

Ep #85 with Guy Mendilow, composer and multi-instrumentalist

9/25/2020
Ep #85 with Guy Mendilow, composer and multi-instrumentalist. Guy Mendilow has a strong interest in Sephardic music and particularly the historical music that was connected to the Ottoman Empire. He plays piano, berimbau, guitar, and does some amazing throat singing. He has a stunning collaboration with an award winning Eastern European sand painter, two excerpts of which are included in this episode. He grew up in South Africa and Israel and his family moved to the US when he was young and...

Duration:00:27:27

Ep #84 with Yousuf Kerai, tabla player, composer and teacher

9/11/2020
Ep #84 with Yousuf Kerai, tabla player, composer and teacher. Yousuf Kerai lives in Karachi, Pakistan and is an extraordinarily gifted tabla player. He founded a school there to spread the study South Asian music, which as he explains is already a fusion of many styles - Turkish, Arabic, Mongol, Persian and more. He has a World Fusion ensemble called Tarz Group that brings together different instrumentalists and styles of music. Truly inspirational! On Facebook:...

Duration:00:29:40

Kora Lullaby

8/29/2020
"Kora Lullaby" from "SuperString Theory 5 - A Thing Of Beauty" features Djaliba Sakho (aka Pape Sakho) who is playing the kora. We met at Sobobade in Senegal and have done a few recordings there. I am playing all the other instruments. This one is included on my latest SuperString Theory CD. You can listen to and download more songs from the CD here: https://derrikjordan.com/a-thing-of-beauty-superstring-theory-5 Pape Sakho also has his own CD that I produced which is available at my...

Duration:00:02:20