We Are OFF AIR – Charlotte Community Radio Thanks You

We Are Off Air - Charlotte Community Radio Thanks YouThanks for the LOVE groovy people of Charlotte. We thoroughly enjoyed playing music for you and talking with the many in-studio guests that came through our doors.

If you want to keep in touch with any of our hosts, take a look at any one of their blog posts to find their contact information. If you want to keep in touch with our co-founders, Melvin Nix and Bridget B. Sullivan, they can be found on Twitter & Instagram as: @MelvinNix & @SullyBridgetB.

Don’t forget, you can listen to past recordings here or here.

We’ll post the last Voices From The Community show here once it’s uploaded.

Be Well Groovy People.
Bridget B.

 

Voices From The Community Sept 21st: Banjo Player, Brad Bailey

I bet you’re scratching your head in wonderment as to why I would have a banjo player, correction, an 8-String-Banjo player in-studio during my jazz and international music show Voices From The Community.

Have you ever been to New Orleans? More specifically, Preservation Hall?

Photo of Brad BaileyIt is well known to be common for banjo players to start out playing other instruments like guitar and even bass, and Brad Bailey falls into that category of jazz musicians. And get this, Brad was a finalist this year in Lee Ritenour’s international guitar competition, and has performed with The Preservation Hall Jazz Band, The Ringling Bros Circus, and Korean pop-star Kim Jaejoong.

So let’s get back to this banjo player who will be in the Charlotte Community Radio station studio on Wednesday, September 21st.

Brad Bailey plays an 8-string-banjo and bass at the same time on one instrument—blending elements of Bluegrass, Funk, and Jazz. He put out a debut album called 8anjo in 2014, and he currently leads workshops to help musicians make musical and personal breakthroughs by applying Yoga, Qigong, Acupressure and more to their practicing and performing.

You know that I don’t place my show into a box, and I love exploring the boundaries of music making so be sure to listen to the show starting at 2pm and stick around for my interview with this Charlotte-based, banjo playing, jazz musician.

Voices From The Community AvatarVoices From The Community, hosted by Bridget B., airs Monday through Friday from 2pm to 5pm via CharlotteCommunityRadio.org or CLTCRadio.org. Feel free to ask a question of our hosts and/or guests while you listen via Mixlr.com/CLTCRadio.

Bridget B. ~ Voices From The Community

Voices From The Community Jun 2nd: Guitarist, Vadim Kolpakov

Photo of Vadim KolpakovWe ventured out to the Tosco Music Party and experienced a variety of local music. My husband and I were fascinated by the international music performance of Russian Roma (Gypsy) 7-string guitarist Vadim Kolpakov and his nephew. During a holiday party, we enjoyed their music up close and personal, exchanged cards, and on my Thursday, June 2nd show on Charlotte Community Radio I’ll chat with Vadim about his music.

Vadim Kolpakov is one of the most prominent and renowned Russian Roma (Gypsy) 7-string guitarists in the world. He was a lead musician of the Moscow Roma (Gypsy) Theatre Romen, where he performed as a guitarist, composer, vocalist, dancer and dramatic actor. To this day, his original guitar compositions are performed in many prominent plays at the theatre as part of the vibrant oral tradition of the Russian Roma culture. Hailing from Saratov, Russia, Vadim graduated from the Roma performing arts school Gilori and studied guitar with his uncle Alexander Kolpakov, the virtuoso Russian 7-string guitarist who served as the musical director of the Romen Gypsy Theatre for over a quarter of a century. At 15, Vadim began work at the same theatre, where he worked for eight years and was the leading guitarist for seven.

Vadim has given concerts in Carnegie Hall (New York City), as well as in the Kremlin (Moscow) for the Russian president Putin, the Kazakhstan president Nazarbaev, and for both the Finnish and Portuguese presidents and parliaments. He has performed in Europe with the Russian Gypsy group Gelem as lead guitarist and performed in the famous Roma festival Khamoro in the Czech capital, Prague. Vadim also appeared at the Kennedy Center for Performing Arts in DC.

He taught traditional Roma guitar, dance, and vocal repertoire for two semesters in 2006 and in 2007 as an Artist-In-Residence at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte.

Listen in!

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Voices From The Community, hosted by Bridget B., airs Monday through Friday from 2pm to 5pm via CharlotteCommunityRadio.org or CLTCRadio.org. Feel free to ask a question of our hosts and/or guests while you listen via Mixlr.com/CLTCRadio.

Bridget B. ~ Voices From The Community

Voices From The Community Apr 14th: Saxophonist, Letron Brantley

Photo of Letron "LTrain" BrantleyHe’s been actively playing the saxophone since he was 15 years old, and his heavy influences include Jazz, Gospel, and R&B music. They call him “LTrain” and on Thursday, April 14th during Voices From The Community I’ll talk with him about his musical journey, his current show schedule and upcoming release.

Letron “LTrain” Brantley studied music at Winthrop University in Rock Hill, South Carolina, allowing him to hone his craft as well as perform with various Jazz, Soul, and Funk groups. During his musical career, Letron performed with many great musicians and performers such as Jazz recording artist Bob Mintzer, saxophonist Lenny Picket of the Saturday Night Live band, and Gospel recording artist Donnie McClurkin to name a few. Currently, Letron serves as the musical director for the Nicci Canada Jazz Orchestra as well as band leader for the regional Jazz and Dance band Jazz Revolution.  He’s an active music community supporter and clinician who is dedicated to the mission of embracing and encouraging musicians like himself to be persistent in their craft while always striving for excellence.

Gotta question you’d like to ask while we’re on air starting at 4pm? Use the Mixlr App and post your comment for us to see.

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Voices From The Community, hosted by Bridget B., airs Monday through Friday from 2pm to 5pm via CharlotteCommunityRadio.org or CLTCRadio.org. Feel free to ask a question of our hosts and/or guests while you listen via Mixlr.com/CLTCRadio.

Bridget B. ~ Voices From The Community