We have always loved the versatility of Dan Zanes’ music and the multicultural sound of so many of his songs, whether they’re in his collaborations with the children of South Africa’s Agape Orphanage in singing Zulu folk songs, or in a duet with newcomer Shine (of Shine and the Moonbeams) to belt out a little soul in Wake Up Baby!
Ranging from slow, sweet gospel, to Memphis soul, to hip hop, the songs
Dan Zanes has selected for his one-hour radio show paint a tapestry as
varied and unique as black history. You’ll hear scratchy old
recordings and shinier new ones, as well as a few favorites featuring
Dan Zanes himself like Choo Choo Ch’Boogie and Jamaica Farewell.
it comes right down to, he said, is putting together a show that young
and old people can “listen to together, to dance and play.” And if a few songs can open our children’s minds up a wee bit more to everyone around them, won’t that be a great thing? –Christina
channel. The show will air today at 9:00 am & 5:00 pm ET and Sunday
2/19 at 12:00 pm ET. You can register for a free no-commitment
seven-day trial if you’d like to hear the program but aren’t a