Show Notes: A disappointing morning blossomed into a wonderful
show. I'd planned to interview Vusi Mahlasela this morning about
his new CD The Voice and his remarkable personal and
musical history, only to receive a phone call at the last minute
cancelling. In New York for a week of concerts, Vusi had gone
to Canada for a show, and the US authorities refused to let him
return to the US, so he was forced to cancel shows and interviews
and return to South Africa. I'm not pleased with my tax dollars
being used to refuse entry to musicians, but I'm assured that
he will return to the States in October, and we'll get the interview
then. Still, the show featured a great variety of vocal-led music,
and generated a lot of phone calls in response (and making requests).
Thanks to you listeners for helping turn my day around!
# Our cover songs of the week were the late
great Celia Cruz doing the classic "Quizas, Quizas, Quizas"
(Perhaps, Perhaps, Perhaps) and Angelique Kidjo singing the traditional
Swahili song "Malaika," made famous by Miriam Makeba.