(In Pursuit Of) Cool Sound, Pt. 4

At age 17, I won a scholarship to a summer music camp at University of New Hampshire (Durham), and one of my instructors, Professor David Seiler, raved about this album by Miles Davis called Bitches Brew, for the whole 2 weeks. So I bought the album when I returned home, placed the vinyl disc on the turntable with the greatest of expectations, and then took it off – immediately. There was something spooky about the whole thing, just like when I heard Igor Stravinsky’s “The Rite of Spring” for the first time. Continue reading “(In Pursuit Of) Cool Sound, Pt. 4”

United States Arts Envoy Bobby Ricketts Empowers Cameroon Musicians

Source: U.S. Embassy Yaounde | U.S. Embassy Yaounde Facebook

American jazz musician Bobby Ricketts spent one week in Yaounde, Cameroon from June 28 through July 4, 2015 in which he offered skills-improvement workshops to 80 local musicians, performed for the general public on Tuesday, June 30 at O’Maeva Club; and on July 2nd , during the American Independence Day celebration, he performed for 1000 guests in attendance at the U.S. Embassy. Continue reading “United States Arts Envoy Bobby Ricketts Empowers Cameroon Musicians”