Archive | June 2010

On Hiatus

Hello loyal listeners of The Music of My Mind. We’ll be on hiatus for the next two weeks as I am on holiday in NYC and Montreal. But don’t fret, we’ll be back on Thursday July 15 with an interview with Montreal afro-funk collective Poppa Groove. Until next time…


Jazzfest Grooves Special/Summer Music Festivals – June 24 playlist

  1. Kellylee Evans – Move To This (June 25 Royal Theatre and Victoria Events Centre)
  2. Interview with Jazz Victoria’s publicity guru Glenn Parfitt
  3. Stanley Clarke – Hot Fun
  4. Jose James – Warrior
  5. Jose James and Jef Neve – Gee Baby Ain’t I Good To You (June 25 @ Hermann’s)
  6. Five Alarm Funk – Don Mega
  7. Interview with Five Alarm Funk’s Demeian Walsh
  8. Five Alarm Funk – Soft Six (July 2 @ Victoria Events Centre)
  9. Open Souls – Standing In The Rain (June 30 @ Element)
  10. Nomo – All The Stars (June 27 @ Sugar)
  11. Ibrahim Electric – Funkorific live (June 27 @ Centennial Square and Sugar)
  12. Rich Brown’s Rinse The Algorithm – Soothe The Machinery (June 26 @ Centennial Square)
  13. Alboa – Gates of Brumbeg (July 4 @ Element)
  14. Ola Onabule -Never Known (July 3 Centennial Square)
  15. Kelby MacNayr Quintet – Trip Hoppy (June 26 Centennial Square)
  16. Naomi Shelton and The Gospel Queens – Am I Asking Too Much
  17. Roberta Flack – Compared To What (Van.Island Musicfest Comox July 9-11)
  18. Mr. Something Something – Only The Maker (Hornby Island Music Festival July 31, Live @ Hermann’s July 30)
  19. Papa Groove – Cold Machine (Robson Valley Music Festival Aug 19-21)
  20. Budos Band – King Cobra (June 26 Vancouver Jazzfest, Sept 4-6 Bumbershoot Seattle)
  21. Bassekou Kouyate & Ngomi Ba – Saro (Vancouver Folk Festival July 17-18)
  22. Grupo Fantasmo – El Consejo (Salmon Arm Roots and Blues Fest Aug 13-15)
  23. Tommy Guerrerro – Callin for Ya (Riffflandia Sept 23-25)
  24. Bonobo – Kong (Vancouver Jazzfest)

Nomo – Live in Victoria June 27

Check out these videos of Nomo live from 2007 as well as the craftsman bandleader Elliot Bergman creating his electric kalimbas in his shop. Nomo are playing Sun June 27 at Sugar as part of the 2010 Victoria International Jazz Feastival. Do not miss this show!!!

Jazzfest Special Thursday June 24

Jazz/soul singer Jose James performs with pianist Jef Neve Friday at Hermann's

Tune into the Music of My Mind (MoMM) Thursday June 24 5:00-6:30PM for our annual Jazzfest Grooves special. We will feature music form Jose James, Nomo, Open Souls, Five Alarm Funk, Ibrahim Electric and many more 2010 Jazzfest artists. Also, we’ll have interviews with members of Vancouver’s Funk Juggernaut Five Alarm Funk, JazzVictoria’s media sensai, Glenn Parfiltt as well as  a surprise artist interview. Stay tuned for ticket giveaways …

Vancouver's Afro-Funk Juggernaut Five Alarm Funk performs July 2 at the Victoria Events Centre

Thursday June 17/10 Playlist

  1. The Ambassadors – Ain’t Got The Love
  2. Eddie Bo – Lover and A Friend
  3. Cee-Lo feat. Menahan St. Band – Georgia
  4. Shoes – Give Me ANother/Not Ready For School (Eccentric Breaks and Beats)
  5. Bar Kays – Son of Shaft/Feel It (Wattstax OST)
  6. Earth Wind and Fire – Power
  7. Segun Bucknor’s Revolution – Gbomojo
  8. Orgone – Cali Fever
  9. Dragon Fli Empire feat. Ohmega Watts – Roc The Crowd
  10. Dragon Fli Empire feat Cadence Weapon – Outside Inn
  11. Pigeon Hole feat. D-Sisive – Light Show

Dragon Fli Empire – DJ Cosm interview

On Thursday’s edition of the Music of My Mind (5:00-6:30PM PST), we’ll have an interview with DJ Cosm of Calgary hip-hop duo Dragon Fli Empire(DFE). Last year MoMM spoke to DFE’s emcee Teekay and we thought it would be appropriate to profile the other half of Calgary’s best known hip hop group. DJs and Producers are often the overlooked ones especially when a charismatic emcee handles most of the press!! Cosm will give us a fresh perspective into his role in DFE and how important the partnership between DJ and MC is on stage and in the studio. We’ll also have music from DFE and much more soul, funk and afrobeat for you. DFE is in Victoria Friday night (June 18) as headliner of the Move the Mountains tour 2010. Keep it locked to CFUV to win tickets.

Thursday June 10/10 World Cup Special

South African trumpeter Hugh Masekela

Thursday on the Music of My Mind, we will celebrate the beginning of the 2010 World Cup in South Africa. FIFA may have mostly forgotten about South African musicians but we haven’t. We’ll feature music from such legends like trumpeter/vocalist Hugh Masekela and singer Miriam Makeba as well as music from the great new Strut compilation, Next Stop Soweto. We’ll also feature music from the other African countries involved in the World Cup (Ghana/Cameroon/Ivory Coast/Algeria/). Here’s a rundown  of the playlist:

  1. Cane and Abel – Stoned Groove
  2. Isley Bros. –  Fight The Power-(Parts 1 & 2)
  3. KC Roberts and the Live Revolution – Heart Shaped Box (Nirvana Funk live)
  4. Orgone -Time Tonight
  5. Havana Cultura – Chekere Son
  6. Hugh Masekela – If There’s Anybody Out There
  7. Miriam Makeba – Kulala (Live in Conakry)
  8. Allen Kwela Octet – Question Mark(Next Stop Soweto)
  9. Batsumi – Itumeleng (South Africa)
  10. Kusum Beat – Sasa Abonsam (Ghana)
  11. Manu Dibango – African Battle (Cameroon)
  12. Alpha Blondy – Cocody Rock (Ivory Coast)
  13. Rachid Taha – Selu  (Algeria/France)
  14. Factor – Not What They Seem

Thursday June 3/10 playlist

  1. Bettye Lavette – Don’t Let Me Be Misunderstood
  2. Bobby Rush – Bow Legged Woman
  3. Ebo Taylor – Atwer Abroba
  4. Hedzoleh Sounds – Hedzoleh
  5. Dick Khoza – Chapite
  6. Ozomatli – Are You Ready?
  7. Shawn Lee’s Ping Pong Orchestra – P Walk
  8. Flying Lotus – Sattellliittte
  9. Factor – Lawson Graham
  10. Shad – We Are The Ones
  11. Murs/9th Wonder – I USED to Love Her Again
  12. Reflection Eternal – Ballad of the Black Gold
  13. Nas + Damian Marley feat. Dennis Brown – Land Of Promise
  14. Grand Analog – Weekend Love