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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

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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
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Ep# 181 Miguel Espinoza Flamenco Fusion

6/22/2024
Ep #181 with Miguel Espinoza Flamenco Fusion. From the Southwest of the US, Miquel grew up playing guitar from a very early age, accompanying flamenco dance classes and touring with flamenco dance groups. The group includes a cellist, Dianne who is also featured in this interview, a bass player, percussionist and sax player. A Worldsoul Records production derrikjordan.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100063982602329 YouTube: https://youtu.be/e_MA5ohvSac Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/hilljoy/ep-181-miguel-espinoza-flamenco-fusion

Duration:00:29:50

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Ep #180 Mei Han - zheng player and composer

6/7/2024
Ep #180 with Mei Han, zheng player and composer. Mei Han grew up in China during the cultural revolution and her exposure to music was limited to propaganda songs praising Mao and the Communist Party. She started learning the ancient zheng which was considered to be a dying instrument. She directs a Chinese World Fusion Quartet called Red Chamber and has worked with musicians from all over the world. She even does Chinese bluegrass! On Facebook: /https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100063982602329 On YouTube: •https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SjCsinyQdEA&t=10s Podcast:

Duration:00:29:45

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Ep #179 -Sampler #3

5/24/2024
Our Ep #179 - Sampler # 3 includes unreleased music by six of our previous guests. Pitz Quattrone, Elsa Nilsson, Pablo DeReyes, Eugene Uman, Mac Ritchey and Eshagh Shaoul perform on a wide variety of instruments in many styles and really show what makes World Fusion great. Like us on Facebook, subscribe to our YouTube channel, listen to the podcast on iTunes and Soundcloud. Share your favorite episodes with your friends! Let's keep this World Fusion thing going! A Worldsoul Records production derrikjordan.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/100063982602329/videos/839828941327355 YouTube: https://youtu.be/Rn2G29_hj6M Podcast: https://soundcloud.com/hilljoy/ep-179-sampler-3

Duration:00:27:42

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Ep #178 Mac Ritchey composer and oud player

5/10/2024
Ep #178 with Mac Ritchey, composer, oud player and producer. Mac Ritchey plays the oud, a Middle Eastern lute, and writes music that fuses funk, blues, rock as well as Arabic music. He is an excellent improviser and composer. We do a live music piece at the end of the show where he plays the curved didgeridoo that's tons of fun. A Worldsoul Records production derrikjordan.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100063982602329 Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GaHReq2p45E&t=953s Podcast: https://soundcloud.com/hilljoy/twfs-podcast-ep-33-mac-ritchey-192

Duration:00:29:06

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Ep #177 Christiane Karam - singer and composer

4/26/2024
Ep #177 with Christiane Karam, singer and composer. Christiane Karam grew up in Lebanon during the war and is a true musical force of nature. She directs a Balkan choir, started a Middle Eastern music festival after 9/11, speaks 4 languages and teaches at the Berklee School Of Music. She is a very expressive and soulful singer and works with some great collaborators. Facebook: / 977416157334906 YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i24zXl1uuGg Soundcloud:

Duration:00:27:47

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Ep #176 - Jamshied Sharifi, composer orchestrator and keyboardist

4/12/2024
Ep #176 with Jamshied Sharifi, composer, orchestrator and keyboardist. Jamshied Sharifi is in great demand as an orchestrator and won an award on Broadway for "The Band's Visit." He is a very expressive keyboardist and uses a breath controller when he plays. He writes original compositions for orchestra and produces music for many other artists. A Worldsoul Records production On Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/100063982602329/videos/754156736747992 On YouTube: https://youtu.be/9DSAvtqxTyQ…

Duration:00:29:02

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Ep #175 The World Fusion Show Sampler 2

3/29/2024
Ep #175 The World Fusion Show Sampler #2 The World Fusion Show Sampler #2 featuring six of our previous guests doing live in the studio music, most of which was never aired before today. No interviews. Massamba Diop, superstar from Senegal on tama (with Tony Vacca also on tama), Abiodun Oyewole of The Last Poets doing his trademark fiery spoken word (also with Tony supporting), Jed Blume on handpan, Jim Matus on laoutar, Emily Lanxner on steel pan joined by Maestro Renald on hand drum and Stephen Katz on cello and shaker. A wide variety of fantastic musicians playing a wide variety of instruments for you to enjoy. A Worldsoul Records production www.derrikjordan.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/100063982602329/videos/930657931865079 YouTube: https://youtu.be/jMz6wvuOA6c Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/hilljoy/twfs-podcast-ep-28-sampler-2-192

Duration:00:28:12

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TWFS-podcast - ep #174 John Hughes composer and kora player

3/15/2024
Ep #174 with John Hughes, composer and kora player, The kora is a 21 stringed harp that is common throughout West Africa. John builds his own koras employing his background as a sculptor and visual artist. A Worldsoul Records Production. www.derrikjordan.com Facebook: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/watch?v=2265963090403675 Youtube: https://youtu.be/BimqJ0RStJE Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/hilljoy/twfs-podcast-ep-7-john-hughes-192

Duration:00:27:47

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Ep #173 - Sweet Plantain - World Fusion String Quartet

3/1/2024
Ep #173 - with Sweet Plantain, World Fusion String Quartet Sweet Plantain is a dynamic latin-influenced string quartet from NYC but they are quite unusual in that their violinists double on trombone and mandolin. They also bring a wide range of World Music into their performances and original compositions. In this episode we get to hear their arrangement of the classic Brazilian samba “Chega De Saudade” and also some original compositions that feature rap, Swedish fusion and the Cole Porter song "Love For Sale." They have traveled around the world but mostly perform in NYC where they enjoy bringing their music to their communities. Eddie Venegas is my guest who is the violinist/trombonist for the group. A Worldsoul Records Production derrikjordan.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/100063982602329/videos/296964706466657 YouTube: • https://youtu.be/v3yrfQCnbgs Podcast: https://soundcloud.com/hilljoy/ep-173-sweet-plantain-world-fusion-string-quartet

Duration:00:29:55

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Ep #172 - Payton MacDonald, marimba player and composer

2/16/2024
Ep #172 with Payton MacDonald, marimba player and composer Payton MacDonald plays the marimba in many ways and with many groups. He uses different preparations to change the sound. He also is deeply into Hindustani music and is a singer of Hindustani music. A Worldsoul Records production derrikjordan.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/100063982602329/videos/1120646992451122 YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uyCI0SN1qB8 Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/hilljoy/ep-172-payton-macdonald-marimba-player-and-composer

Duration:00:26:31

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Ep #171 with Valerie Naranjo, composer and gyil player

2/2/2024
Ep #171 with Valerie Naranjo, composer and gyil player Valarie Naranjo is Native-American and grew up in the southwest of the US in a musical family. She plays the gyil, the West African balafon from Ghana. She spent many summers in Ghana with her mentor. She has many pieces for gyil and Ghanaian orchestra some of which are included in this episode. She has been a member of the SNL Band for 29 years. A Worldsoul Records production derrikjordan.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/photo/?fbid=825253606284052&set=a.474080504734699 YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s3tAiOG2aTA Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/hilljoy/ep-171-with-valerie-naranjo-composer-and-gyil-player

Duration:00:29:02

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Ep #170 - Brian Shankar Adler, percussionist and composer

1/19/2024
Ep #170 with Brian Shankar Adler, percussionist and composer Brian Shankar Adler began his life on an ashram and from a very early age started playing the tabla. He went on to study drum set and jazz in NYC. He is a teacher and composer and does many collaborations with musicians of all kinds. A Worldsoul Records production derrikjordan.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/100063982602329/videos/1136409767348500 YouTube: https://youtu.be/xL42UxwmG1Q Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/hilljoy/ep-170-brian-shankar-adler-percussionist-and-composer

Duration:00:29:16

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Ep #169 Barbora Xu, singer guzheng player and composer

1/5/2024
Ep #169 with Barbora Xu. singer, guzheng player and composer Ep #169 with Barbora Xu, singer, guzheng player and composer. Barbora Xu was born in Czechoslavakia and lives in Finland. She studied in China where she discovered the guzheng, a Chinese zither, that reminded her of her Finnish kantale. Her music is inspired by her love of nature. She works by adapting ancient Finnish song lyrics to her contemporary songs. A Worldsoul Records production derrikjordan.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/100063982602329/videos/337709212380726 YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D04EaJubE3g&t=1s Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/hilljoy/ep-126-with-barbora-xu-singer-guzheng-player-and-composer

Duration:00:28:11

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Ep #168 Mark Stone - Array Mbira player and composer

12/22/2023
Ep #168 with Mark Allan Stone, Array Mbira player and composer. Mark plays a new and very unusual instrument - the Array Mbira. It is based on the mbira (kalimba) from Zimbabwe and South Africa but it has been expanded to have 120 tines. You can play in any key and modulate keys freely. The instrument was invented by Fred Wesley and is not yet played by many people. Mark also plays marimba, gyil (balafon) and other African percussion instruments. He is deeply inspired by his Ghananian mentor Bernard Woma who played the gyil and one of his pieces is featured on this episode. Mark teaches a World Music class at a college in Michigan. For most of you this will be your first time hearing the Array Mbira. Enjoy! A Worldsoul Records production derrikjordan.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/100063982602329/videos/594001489530165 YouTube: https://youtu.be/oKswj30-k_w Podcast: https://soundcloud.com/hilljoy/ep-168-mark-stone-array-mbira-player-and-composer

Duration:00:28:03

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Circle Of Love (1987)

12/21/2023
Some of you may recall that I began my musical life as a singer-songwriter. I used to have a band Cayenne in the 80's when I moved here and then another one called Spunk with the Stockwell Brothers and Dave Jette. We did lots of my songs including this one "Circle Of Love.". 1987 was the year - a long time ago. Ha! I have been having dreams most every night of my old songs. Last night it was "Circle Of Love" so I thought I would share with FB.

Duration:00:05:05

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Ep #167 with Andy Akiho, composer and steel pan player.

12/8/2023
Episode #167 with Andy Akiho, composer and steel pan player. Andy Akiho is an intense and rhythmically charged composer who is promoting the steel pan in the contemporary Classical world. He has worked in Trinidad, played in Soca bands and has studied composition at many US universities. He works with some of the best musicians in the country. His music is unique, playful and complex. There is a lot going on so dive right in. A Worldsoul Records production derrikjordan.com Facebook: / 1073372107343276 YouTube: Episode #167 with Andy Akiho, compose... podcast: https://soundcloud.com/hilljoy/ep-167-with-andy-akiho-composer-and-steel-pan-player

Duration:00:29:18

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Ep #166 with Kinan Azmeh, clarinetist and composer

11/30/2023
Ep #166 with Kinan Azmeh - clarinetist and composer. Kinan was born and grew up in Syria and moved to the US in college to study music and composition. He has worked with many luminaries around the world including Yo Yo Ma and written for many orchestras and chamber groups. A Worldsoul Records production Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/100063982602329/videos/1011335293430243 YouTube: https://youtu.be/LNeJbaL8fvM Podcast: https://soundcloud.com/hilljoy/ep-166-with-kinan-azmeh-clarinetist-and-composer

Duration:00:29:55

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Ep # 165 - Jim Matus and Richie Barshay - World Fusion duo

11/10/2023
Ep #165 with Jim Matus and Richie Barshay - World Fusion duo. Jim Matus plays the laoutar - an electric Greek Laouto which is tuned like a mandocello. He has a unique sound on the instrument. Richie Barshay is a multi-percussionist playing tabla, frame drum and other assorted percussion on this episode. This is a live session recorded at BCTV, one of the first we have done in a long time. We recorded 4 videos of live improvisational music which are featured on this episode. A Worldsoul Records production derrikjordan.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100063982602329 YouTube: https://youtu.be/0Ozg8UVLbMs Podcast: https://soundcloud.com/hilljoy/ep-165-jim-matus-and-richie-barshay-world-fusion-duo

Duration:00:27:55

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Ep #164 Glen Velez frame drummer and composer

10/27/2023
Ep #164 with Glen Velez, frame drummer and composer. Glen Velez is a master of the frame drum and works with many people including Trio Globo with Howard Levy and Eugene Friesen. He has traveled to Egypt and Morocco to further his studies. His phenomenal technique on the frame drum always serves his expression and deep musicality. On Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/100063982602329/videos/1335267777105295 On YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2QZXPJh-ue4&t=537s Podcasts: https://soundcloud.com/hilljoy/ep-164-glen-velez-frame-drummer-and-composer A Worldsoul Records production derrikjordan.com

Duration:00:28:24

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Ep #163 with Olox - Neo-shamanic World fusion

10/13/2023
Ep # 163 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 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 culture. Andreas plays percussion, electronics and does deep throat singing that perfectly compliments Zarina’s voice. They wear very striking costumes on stage that have traditional significance. Always something new and different on The World Fusion Show! A Worldsoul Records production derrikjordan.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/watch?v=1603754943487015 YouTube: https://youtu.be/okFCwxO3gv8 Podcast: https://soundcloud.com/hilljoy/ep-97-olox-neo-shamanic-world-fusion

Duration:00:29:45